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Pallone on Supreme Court Decision Allowing PennEast Pipeline Company to Use Eminent Domain on State Land

Jun 29, 2021
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that PennEast pipeline company can use eminent domain to claim New Jersey’s land:

“I am deeply disturbed and disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision today, which sets the dangerous precedent of allowing interstate pipelines to take State-owned lands without a State’s consent. States like New Jersey should be able to retain their right to do what they wish with the lands they own, and no private actor – including pipeline companies – should be able to usurp that right. I am determined to work with my colleagues to do everything in our power to preserve this important State right.”