Court Rejects Dela. Riverkeeper Case Against PA DEP Pipe Approval

happy dance - SnoopyTime to do a happy dance. THE (arrogant) Delaware Riverkeeper has lost yet another court case–one of many such cases they continuously file to stop any fossil fuel-related project in the northeast. In March MDN told you that THE Delaware Riverkeeper had sued the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, challenging their decision to approve the Williams Transco Pipeline’s Leidy Southeast Expansion from PA to New York City (see Dela. Riverkeeper Sues FERC Again – Over Leidy Pipeline Expansion). Riverkeeper wanted to hedge its bets–so at some point (not sure when) they also sued the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Riverkeeper’s philosophical clones at the New Jersey Conservation Foundation sued the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) claiming the agencies acted “arbitrarily or capriciously” in granting state permits for the Leidy Southeast Expansion project. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit this week slapped down Riverkeeper and their clones in NJ, saying the states were well within their rights to grant those permits, and they did nothing wrong…

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