DRBC seeks to block PennEast from cutting trees along pipeline route

PennEast Pipeline protest sign

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT – The Delaware River Basin Commission asked a federal regulator to prevent PennEast cutting trees in the basin before it issues any approval for its controversial natural gas pipeline project in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according to documents released on Wednesday.

But its request was not considered by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission because it was not sent through the proper channels, a FERC spokeswoman said. The DRBC confirmed it had asked FERC to block early tree-clearing by PennEast but had not received a reply …

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