NJ Takes PennEast Pipeline Land Grab Fight To 3rd Circ.

By Keith Goldberg (January 14, 2019, 5:34 PM EST) -- New Jersey officials on Friday said they would appeal to the Third Circuit a New Jersey federal judge's ruling that developers of the $1 billion PennEast gas pipeline can immediately seize more than 100 Garden State properties, including state-owned land, along the project's route.

The New Jersey attorney general's office, which has already urged U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti to reconsider his Dec. 14 decision that the state couldn't duck condemnation actions by PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC seeking state-owned land via eminent domain authority under the federal Natural Gas Act, filed the notice of appeal in case the judge stands...

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