State agency voices more concerns over Penneast Pipeline project

PennEast Pipeline protest

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Once again, the state Department of Environmental Protection has found permit applications by PennEast Pipeline to be deficient, dealing a new if only temporary setback to the project.

In a four-page letter to the company, DEP found its applications for a series of wetlands and flood hazard permits were lacking required information, with the agency giving PennEast 30 days to rectify the omissions.

The 120-mile project has encountered numerous delays in review of its proposal, which involves a $1 billion new pipeline beginning in Luzerne County, Pa., crossing the Delaware River in Hunterdon County and ending just outside of Trenton …

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