Government records are often a valuable tool for obtaining information relevant to a buyer’s due diligence, litigation, consideration of land use applications, and similar legal issues. Keep in mind, however, that the information received is only as reliable as the accuracy and precision of the search and/or OPRA request. Open Public Records Act The New…

I am a resident of Delaware Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and I oppose the PennEast Pipeline.  I oppose the application and additional submissions submitted by PennEast. The impacts of this pipeline, both short and long term, vastly outweigh any benefits.  The pipeline is mapped through preserved and conserved farmland, woodlands, and natural lands, funded…

Scoping is an important stage for us to make the pipeline appear as untenable as possible and hope the application is withdrawn. PennEast is using the scoping process to evaluate how to propose a pipeline route and environmental impact report that can get approved. Consider the analogy of a poker game. During scoping, we play…

This January of 2015, PennEast parent’s company, UGI, announced an alternative route for the pipeline through portions of Hunterdon County, including my home town of Delaware Township. On January 15, 2015, PennEast submitted an updated landowner list to FERC and UGI and notified stakeholders as follows: “PennEast partners, engineers and outreach staff have had numerous…

Understanding Natural Gas Pipeline Approvals and the Importance of Fact-Based, Stakeholder Participation in Scoping and Environmental Evaluations FERC’s Jurisdiction and Economic Considerations The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) serves the mission of “assist[ing] consumers in obtaining reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means.” (www.ferc.gov) (FERC Strategic…