PennEast Pipeline Cleared to Start Taking Land in New Jersey, Judge Rules

PennEast Pipeline Cleared to Start Taking Land in New Jersey, Judge Rules

Kurt Bresswein | Lehigh Valley Live

A federal judge in New Jersey ruled a natural gas pipeline company can go ahead with taking property and compensating landowners as part of an estimated $1.1 billion project.

U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti said Friday that PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC can begin taking immediate possession of properties in New Jersey along the roughly 120-mile proposed pipeline from northeastern Pennsylvania through Northampton County and across the Delaware River into Hunterdon and Mercer counties in New Jersey.

The 50-page ruling says PennEast offered $3,000 for access to parts of land where the pipeline would travel…(Read the full story)

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