About 1400 parties seek to intervene in PennEast pipeline case

  • Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight
A sign protesting the PennEast pipeline along a road in Durham Township, Bucks County.

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A sign protesting the PennEast pipeline along a road in Durham Township, Bucks County.

From NJ Spotlight

In a sign of the widespread opposition the project faces, more than 1,440 property owners, government agencies, and interest groups are seeking to intervene in the proposed PennEast pipeline case before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The 118-mile natural-gas pipeline beginning in Luzerne County in Pennsylvania, crossing the Delaware River into Hunterdon County and ending in Mercer County is perhaps the most contentious of at least a dozen similar projects proposed in New Jersey.

Intervener status would allow parties to present evidence as to why the $1.1 billion project should be approved or rejected and to appeal in federal court if they oppose the FERC decision. It is up to the agency to grant intervener status to those requesting it.

Besides the opposition, about a dozen or so utilities and other companies have sought to intervene in the case, according to Patricia Kornick, a spokeswoman for PennEast Pipeline Company LLC. Continue reading at NJ Spotlight.