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Muoio Raises Alarm over Fedís Short Review Time for PennEast Pipeline Project
Assemblywoman Says Regulator's Actions Underscore Need for ReformAssemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio is calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to extend the open comment period for filing responses to the agency's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the controversial PennEast Pipeline project released last week.
Muoio questioned the mid-summer timing of the release, as well as the relatively brief response time afforded stakeholders to review the findings within the nearly 1,200 page report, which attempts to address the environmental impact of 118.8 miles of natural gas pipeline and related facilities and equipment, such as a 47,700 horsepower compressor and metering stations along a trek that runs from Luzerne County, PA to Mercer County, NJ.