Support for NJ Attorney General’s Latest Legal Challenge Against PennEast

Tom Gilbert, campaign director, ReThink Energy NJ and New Jersey Conservation Foundation
Posted January 2, 2019

A message from New Jersey Conservation Foundation and ReThink Energy NJ campaign director Tom Gilbert

January 2, 2019 — New Jersey’s Attorney General Gurbir Grewal recently asked a federal judge in Trenton to reconsider whether PennEast can seize state-owned lands, arguing that the state has “sovereign immunity” from eminent domain under the Eleventh Amendment, and requesting a hearing on January 22, 2019.

“The state again showed that it is a staunch defender of New Jersey’s taxpayer-preserved open spaces that are being threatened by the unapproved PennEast pipeline,” said Tom Gilbert, campaign director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation. “These lands were preserved for the public, not for an unneeded pipeline.”

The state’s filing can be downloaded here.

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