NEW JERSEY LCV DISAPPOINTED IN SUPREME COURT PENNEAST PIPELINE DECISION
TRENTON – The following statement is from Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, regarding a 5-4 decision by the United States Supreme Court in a dispute about whether PennEast can use eminent domain to seize land needed to construct a 120-mile, 36-in. natural gas pipeline originating in northeastern Pennsylvania and terminating at Transco’s pipeline interconnection in New Jersey.
“The Supreme Court’s decision to undermine a state’s right to protect its public lands from seizure by a private pipeline developer is extremely alarming. However, the fight is far from over. PennEast is facing other legal challenges and must obtain permits from New Jersey, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Delaware River Basin Commission,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV. “Significant natural resources, historic sites, pristine protected streams and endangered species will be put at risk if this pipeline is built. We thank the Attorney General and Governor for their vigilance and will continue to oppose construction of this unneeded, damaging pipeline in any form.”