NJ Denies Permits For $1B PennEast Pipeline

Law360 (October 11, 2019, 7:35 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has declined to issue the state permits PennEast LLC needs to proceed with its planned $1 billion pipeline, Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday in a Twitter post highlighting the latest setback for the closely watched project.

In an Oct. 8 letter posted with the tweet, the DEP informed PennEast that the Third Circuit’s Sept. 10 ruling that the company can’t seize publicly owned New Jersey land for its 116-mile system means PennEast no longer has the authority to ask for permits, so the application is closed for now. The permits related to freshwater wetlands,...

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