Far Hills, NJ (September 20, 2018) — On September 19, 2018, New Jersey’s Office of the Attorney General filed a petition for review of FERC’s certificate for the PennEast pipeline in the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. The attorney general filed on behalf of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Delaware & Raritan Canal Commission.
Tom Gilbert, campaign director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation and ReThink Energy NJ, said:
“We are proud to join these state agencies in challenging FERC’s flawed certificate for PennEast. FERC failed to examine the environmental impacts and public need for this pipeline, and now the courts must hold them accountable to do their job.”
The New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel recently filed a similar petition against PennEast, as well.
Conservation groups, private landowners, elected officials, counties, and towns have challenged FERC’s flawed certificate for the pipeline based upon compelling evidence that it is not needed in the region and would have significant impacts on protected waterways and wildlife, and the health and safety of communities in the path.