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FERC approves PennEast pipeline

January 26, 2018 12:13 PM

The controversial PennEast pipeline, a 120-mile natural gas line that would cut through Northampton County on its way from the Marcellus Shale production area to New Jersey, received federal approval Jan. 19. In its 106-page decision, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said the market benefits PennEast will provide outweigh any adverse effects it could have on existing shippers, other pipelines, landowners and communities. Adverse environmental impacts can be reduced through mitigation efforts, the decision said

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