NJ files in federal court to stop Penneast from condemning protected land

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TOM JOHNSON / NJ ENVIRONMENT – Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has filed a motion to block PennEast Pipeline Co. from condemning over 20 properties acquired under open-space and farmland preservation programs.

The New Jersey Conservation Foundation and Hunterdon Land Trust yesterday joined the state in asking a federal court to reject the company’s efforts to seize preserved land they own.

The litigation is the latest stumbling block for PennEast in its attempt to build a controversial, 116-mile natural-gas pipeline from Luzerne County, PA, crossing the Delaware River and ending in Mercer County …

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