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Supreme Court rulings New Jersey cannot block natural gas pipelines

Washington — Tuesday’s Supreme Court removes hurdles to building a natural gas pipeline through Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and federal power to get pipeline developers the state property they need to project. Was decided to be able to exercise.

The court, in a 5-4 opinion by Judge John Roberts, is Penn East Pipeline Co, a joint venture of several energy companies aiming to build an 116-mile interstate pipeline. Dismissed New Jersey’s objection to his actions.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the project, and under the Natural Gas Act, the approval allowed the company to use federal land expropriation rights to own land as needed.

PennEast said it was able to negotiate a right of way with most real estate owners, but went to court to acquire compensation for dozens of plots of land in which New Jersey holds real estate interests.

Write to Brent Kendal brent.kendall@wsj.com

Supreme Court rulings New Jersey cannot block natural gas pipelines

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