Pot Shot: PennEast Partner Seeks to Stop New England Pipeline

friendly fireIn September 2014, PSEG (Public Service Enterprise Group) Power–New Jersey’s largest utility company–became the fifth company to become a partner in the much-needed PennEast Pipeline, the $1 billion pipeline project that would flow cheap, abundant and clean-burning Marcellus Shale gas from northeast Pennsylvania all the way to Trenton, New Jersey (see NJ’s Largest Utility Becomes 5th Partner in PennEast Pipeline). You know the travails PennEast has had in trying to get the project approved. Nutjobs like THE Delaware Riverkeeper, funded by the William Penn Foundation, Heinz Endowments and others, has continually harassed and sued PennEast. One of Riverkeeper’s favorite tactics is to write gajillions of letters to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission telling FERC that PennEast isn’t needed and isn’t wanted. So we found it a tad hypocritical to read that PSEG Power has turned around and filed their own letter with FERC–telling FERC another pipeline project, Spectra Energy’s much-needed Access Northeast pipeline which will bring more Marcellus gas to New England, isn’t needed and isn’t wanted…

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