Nearly a year after federal approval, PennEast Pipeline still faces uphill battle

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PennEast Pipeline protest sign

CHRISTINA TATU / MORNING CALL – Nearly a year after getting a federal nod for a natural gas pipeline, PennEast still has a way to go before it can begin construction on the utility that would cut through the Lehigh Valley on its 120-mile path from Luzerne County to New Jersey.

PennEast officials say they still plan to start construction next year, despite outstanding permits required from several state and federal agencies and pending eminent domain lawsuits.

Even with the hurdles, legal experts say the pipeline isn’t likely to go away …

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