A look at the latest news, facts and figures on fossil fuels, pipelines, renewable energy, energy efficiency and progress on stopping the PennEast pipeline.
By Keith Brown, NJ.com
Seven residents in Mercer and Hunterdon counties whose property is in the path of the proposed $1.2 billion PennEast pipeline on Monday filed a lawsuit against the company claiming PennEast has been illegally surveying their property without permission.
The residents were joined by the group Homeowners Against Land Taking – PennEast Inc. (HALT PennEast) and the New Jersey Conservation Foundation in filing the suit, which asks the court to stop PennEast from further trespassing and from using any information from surveys they obtained illegally, according to the suit. Read more.
Related: HALT PennEast Files a Formal Protest With FERC
By Ashlie Hardway, WTAE-TV Pittsburgh
SALEM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A natural gas explosion sparked a fire with huge flames Friday in Westmoreland County, leaving one person badly burned, causing damage to nearby utilities and prompting evacuations in the immediate area.
“It looked like you were looking down into hell. As far across my windshield as I could see was just a massive fireball,” said Forbes Road Fire Chief Bob Rosatti, describing his arrival at the blast scene near Route 22 and Route 819. Read more.
By Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight
For the second time, Gov. Chris Christie has blocked the development of a pilot offshore wind farm that would be located nearly three miles from Atlantic City.
The governor yesterday vetoed outright a bill (S-988) aimed at paving the way for a 25-megawatt offshore wind project that would be the first such facility built along the Jersey coast. Read more.