$1B PennEast Pipeline Gets FERC Greenlight Amid Concerns

By Keith Goldberg (January 22, 2018, 3:52 PM EST) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late Friday approved the construction of the controversial $1 billion PennEast gas pipeline running through Pennsylvania and New Jersey by a 4-1 vote, with commissioners expressing reservations over the project's impact on landowners, and opponents vowing to fight it at the state level.

In issuing a construction certificate, FERC said the benefits for markets and consumers would outweigh impacts on landowners, local communities and others. The 116-mile pipeline would ship gas from Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale to New Jersey and gas markets throughout the northeast. But as with recent approvals of the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast...

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