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New Jersey Wins Legal Challenge to PennEast Pipeline

By Criterion Research
September 10, 2019 -

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit barred PennEast Pipeline from utilizing a federal law to seize properties controlled by the state of New Jersey in order to construct a proposed $1 billion natural gas pipeline. 

PennEast needs the land to build its 120-mile pipeline, which is designed to deliver gas from the Marcellus shale formation in Pennsylvania to customers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

The court says the U.S. Natural Gas Act does not allow companies to condemn state-controlled land in federal court because states enjoy sovereign immunity from such actions under the 11th Amendment.


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