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  • Tue January 21, 2014, 3:51 pm
    Site Remediation Extension of Time Bill Gives 2 Additional Years for Completion of Remedial Investigation of Contaminated Sites Two Year of Extension of May 7, 2014 Deadline For Completion of Remedial Investigation of Contaminated Sites For thos...
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  • Mon November 4, 2013, 7:14 pm
    Compensation For Loss of Ocean Views Due to Protective Dunes Upheld Compensation For Loss of Ocean Views Due to Protective Dunes Upheld, Although Protective Benefit of Dunes Must Be Includ...
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  • Sun September 29, 2013, 4:12 pm
    NJ Supreme Court Rejects COAH’s Third Round Regulations New Jersey Supreme Court Rejects COAH’s Third Round Regulations On Thursday, the New Jersey Supreme Court, by a 3...
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  • Thu May 23, 2013, 10:28 am
    De Facto Merger of LP Into LLC Does Not Preclude Transfer of Prior Entity’s Rights May 23 2013 -In I/M/O Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund Innocent Party Grant Application Cliflake Associates LLC...
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  • Tue April 30, 2013, 8:02 pm
    NJ State's Energy Master Plan For Solar Incentives for Dumps and Brownfields - Slow Going According to an article on NJ Spotlight - The state’s Energy Master Plan wants to convert garbage dumps and brownf...
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  • Mon March 25, 2013, 7:14 pm
    Hydraulic Fracturing Update New York Home Rule Power To Curb Fracking Upheld In Lenape v. Town of Avon et al., case number 1060-2012, in New York...
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  • Sun March 24, 2013, 11:39 am
    Creation of Hydraulic Fracturing Performance Standards Shell, Chevron, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Clean Air Task Force, Consol Energy, the EQT Corporation, the Group ...
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  • Tue March 5, 2013, 7:42 pm
    Zoning Protections Lost For Hurricane Sandy Damaged Structures Deemed “Totally” Destroyed The Appellate Division yesterday made it more difficult for property owners trying to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. The...
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  • Fri March 1, 2013, 2:17 pm
    NJ Court Holds That Age Restricted Development May Be Marketed With No Age Restriction March 1 2013 - The Court, in Sharbell Building Company, LLC v. Planning Board of The Township of Robbinsville, held that...
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  • Tue February 5, 2013, 8:15 pm
    NJ Supreme Court Clarifies Requisite Nexus For Liability Under the Spill Act February 5 2013 - In NJ Department. of Environmental Protection v. Dimant, 212 N.J. 153 (2012), the New Jersey Supreme C...
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Environmental Groups Seek Emergency Stay of NJ Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion
The Delaware Riverkeeper Network and the New Jersey Highlands Coalition have asked an appeals court to issue an emergency stay of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) approval of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners  $400 million natural gas pipeline expansion in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  The groups  Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC of artificially dividing the upgrade of the pipeline into a number of subprojects in an attempt to evade a comprehensive environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act.
 
Because the pipeline is an interstate pipeline approval rests with FERC, which granted the project's permits in 2010 and issued a final work order last month. The company has already completed several legs of the expansion, in which it is looping 30-inch pipe alongside an existing 24-inch line to handle the flood of natural gas flowing from shale plays across the state.
 
The Group’s petition challenges FERC's May 29 order and certification for the project, as well as a notice to proceed with construction issued Dec. 14. The Groups allege that FERC conducted a minimal level of environmental review for just one small segment of the entire project.This filing is the latest battle in an ongoing fight. Opponents of the project, led by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, filed a case before FERC in July, asking the agency to reconsider its approval.
 
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