New Jersey Rejects PennEast Pipeline Application

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection says an application for a $1.1 billion pipeline to bring natural gas from northeastern Pennsylvania to the state is missing information and is rejected, for now.

The DEP said Thursday in a letter to PennEast the company had not resubmitted documents for a freshwater wetlands permit and the application was denied. In June the DEP told PennEast it was closing the application because of missing information.

The letter says PennEast may reapply. PennEast spokeswoman Pat Kornick says the company plans to but did not say when.

Federal regulators recently approved the project over protests from environmental groups, who say it could scar the landscape.

The pipeline is designed to deliver natural gas for nearly 5 million homes in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

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