NJDEP Challenges FERC Certificate for PennEast

UPDATE (February 20, 2018): In an unprecedented move NJDEP, in agreement with EELC’s position, has asked FERC to reverse its decision to issue a conditional certificate to PennEast due to “woefully insufficient data”.

On behalf of clients New Jersey Conservation Foundation  and Stony Brook–Millstone Watershed Association, EELC today filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a rehearing and rescission of its recent order granting a conditional certificate of public convenience and necessity.  Also filed is a motion for a stay of that Certificate Order. “FERC issued this Order less than one month after it acknowledged its pipeline review process is not properly considering need, impacts to landowners, or the environment,” said Jennifer Danis, EELC Senior Staff Attorney.  “Our request asks FERC to reconsider its flawed decision to allow PennEast to plow forward, blindly relying on private contracts to justify massive land seizures.”