In August of 2017 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission returned to an adequate number of Commissioners to act on pipeline proposals. FERC is widely expected to soon approve the 120 mile long PennEast pipeline from Luzerne County, Pennsylvania to Mercer County, New Jersey. Property owners who refused negotiations may soon be faced with condemnation of pipeline easements.
PennEast pipeline set for FERC approval after Senate confirms new commissioners
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is likely to issue its final approval to the controversial PennEast Pipeline project through Pennsylvania and New Jersey now that it has a quorum of commissioners for the first time since February, observers said on Friday.
The top federal regulator of interstate pipelines is expected to issue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to the project this summer, allowing it to use eminent domain to take land for construction from landowners who have refused its offers of compensation.
FERC has a quorum now that the U.S. Senate approved two of […]