The litigation surrounding the PennEast pipeline continues, with neither side backing down. Although the battle is being fought in multiple courts, two recent orders are worth highlighting.

On February 20, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC’s (“PennEast”) request for an extension of time to complete its 116 mile natural gas pipeline project which originates in Pennsylvania and extends into Mercer County, New Jersey. The original deadline to complete construction was January 19, 2020, and the new deadline is January 19, 2022.

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A few weeks ago, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted conditional approval of the PennEast Pipeline. FERC is a federal agency which regulates gas pipelines and issued an order to allow PennEast to proceed forward with its project on January 19, 2018. This approval will allow PennEast to file complaints in the United States Federal Courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania seeking to exercise the power of eminent domain to take property rights to install the pipeline.

Since this announcement, the most common question has been: what happens next?

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