Threat of lawsuit halts vote to derail controversial Pinelands pipeline

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STEVE STRUNSKY / NJ.COM – A vote by a state panel that would have derailed a natural gas pipeline proposed for the New Jersey Pinelands was tabled on Friday, after lawyers for the company proposing the pipeline threatened legal action.

Environmentalists and other opponents of the project had eagerly anticipated Friday’s vote by the New Jersey Pinelands Commission, which would have rescinded the commission’s 2017 approval of the so-called Cape Atlantic Reliability Project, a proposed 22-mile pipeline to carry natural gas across Cumberland and Cape May counties …

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