PennEast Needs NJ Land For $1B Pipeline, Judge Told

Law360, Trenton (April 5, 2018, 7:27 PM EDT) -- PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC on Thursday told a federal judge that it needs immediate access to more than 100 New Jersey properties along the course of its planned $1 billion natural gas pipeline or else it won't be able to complete time-sensitive environmental assessments needed to meet regulatory deadlines for the project.

During an order to show cause hearing in its bid to seize public and private properties in Hunterdon and Mercer counties, the company argued that it has eminent domain power under the federal Natural Gas Act to obtain the permanent and temporary easements it needs to advance the roughly...

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