Spectra Wins NJ's OK For $1B Pipeline To Cross State Park

Law360, New York (June 8, 2012, 8:24 PM EDT) -- Over the objections of environmentalists and town fathers, a New Jersey state commission on Thursday approved Spectra Energy Corp.'s proposal to lay a natural-gas pipeline through a portion of Jersey City's Liberty State Park, moving the energy giant's $1.2 billion project one step closer to reality.

Spectra plans to build the 20-mile tube through parts of Bayonne, Jersey City and offshore Hoboken en route to Manhattan.

Thursday's approval by the State House Commission, which controls the sale and leasing of state-owned properties, gives Houston-based Spectra permission...
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