Del. River Agency Tells FERC That Pipeline Needs Its Approval

Law360 (March 31, 2020, 9:14 PM EDT) -- The Delaware River Basin Commission must approve a 68-mile stretch of the proposed $1 billion PennEast natural gas pipeline project in Pennsylvania before any substantial construction on the controversial pipeline can begin, the multistate agency has told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Delaware River Basin Commission project manager David Kovach noted in a letter to the FERC on Monday that Section 3.8 of the Delaware River Basin Compact says that any natural gas pipelines that pass "in, on, under or across" a reservoir or recreation area are subject to the DRBC's review and approval. The agency has jurisdiction over aspects of...

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