Ellen M. Gilmer • June 29, 2020, 9:45 AM | Updated: June 29, 2020, 11:46 AM
- PennEast, New Jersey disagree over state land seizure
- Industry alleges broad disruptions from lower court ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court wants the Trump administration’s views on a major energy case that could decide the fate of the proposed PennEast pipeline.
At issue is whether developers can seize state-owned land in New Jersey to build the $1 billion natural gas project, which is backed by Enbridge Inc., Southern Co., and other companies.
The justices on Monday asked the solicitor general to file a brief expressing the U.S. views on the question—a sign of interest in the case. The move comes as pipeline opponents increasingly ask judges to halt development, and industry lawyers look to the high court to intercede. MORE>>