Six creeks recently gained special protection from the state. But some local businesses and landowners say the rules go too far.
A decline in drilling amid low natural gas prices, and a moratorium on leasing of state land, have put a damper on its development in forests.
An administrative law judge said the project poses “an imminent risk to the public,” and more study is needed before construction can resume. Sunoco’s parent company ripped the decision as “a significant departure from the law.”
The state argues that FERC was wrong to give PennEast the certificate that has allowed it to file eminent domain suits against some 150 New Jersey landowners who have refused its offers of compensation for building the pipeline on their land.
Insects and plants emerge in the spring based on temperature. But birds start to fly north based on the change in the amount of daylight. It’s a disconnect that threatens hundreds of species across North America.