FERC Order Effectively Denies Appeals Of PennEast Approval, Critics Say

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A sign protesting the proposed PennEast Pipeline route in Carbon County, Pa. FERC issued an order which critics say effectively denies appeals against its approval of the project.

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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