Lawsuit filed after PennEast rehearing requests are denied

Penneast pipeline, new jersey environment news

CHRISTINA TATU / MORNING CALL – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has declined to revisit its decision to approve the PennEast pipeline, prompting a new lawsuit from the Delaware Riverkeeper Network.

The network filed the lawsuit Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, following Friday’s 3-2 vote by FERC to deny multiple rehearing requests from environmental groups for the 120-mile PennEast pipeline.

The 36-inch-diameter pipeline will cut through 200 properties in Northampton County on its way from Luzerne County to Mercer County in New Jersey …

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