PennEast shelves plan to build pipeline on public lands in N.J.

The company's decision not to pursue eminent-domain claims on 42 parcels of publicly owned land was announced in an agreement with the Attorney General's office and recorded in a brief notice sent on Sept. 20 to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Supreme Court backs pipeline in case on New Jersey land seizures

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Climate

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Justice

Working from home for some threatens mass transit for all

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Toxics

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Justice

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Climate

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