Description: Challenge to permits for segment of natural gas pipeline in New Jersey.
In re New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection CAFRA Permit No. 0000-15-007.1 CAF 150001 & Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act Permit No. 0000-15-0007.1 FWW 15001 Issued to New Jersey Natural Gas
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 07/22/2019 Opinion Download Permits upheld. New Jersey Appellate Court Said Permit Review for Pipeline Did Not Require Consideration of Global Warming Impact. A New Jersey appellate court affirmed a joint permit issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for a .68-mile-long portion of a 30-mile natural gas pipeline. Among other things, the court found that NJDEP had properly exercised its power under the Coastal Area Facility Review Act (CAFRA) and issued the permit after making the required findings about the project’s impact on the environment. The court said it was not necessary for NJDEP to address factors not set forth in CAFRA, including the project’s impact on global warming.