FERC Order Effectively Denies Appeals Of PennEast Approval, Critics Say


Federal regulators have effectively denied a request to reconsider their approval of the planned PennEast Pipeline, the agency’s critics say.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday issued a “tolling order,” which gives it more time to consider requests for a rehearing of its “Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity” for the pipeline.

But the order likely means that the agency will simply avoid making a decision on the requests for about six months and then summarily deny them, activists say.

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