Groups:  En Banc 3rd Circuit Must Rehear Pipeline Case Due To ‘Seismic Shift’

(October 31, 2019, 2:01 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — Hydraulic fracturing trade groups on Oct. 29 filed an amicus curiae brief in the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, contending that it should rehear en banc a pipeline company’s case against the state of New Jersey because the appellate panel’s ruling that the state could prevent construction of the pipeline is an opinion that is “positioned to work a seismic shift in federal law” pertaining to “critical interstate natural gas pipeline infrastructure” (In re PennEast Pipeline Company LLC, No. 19-1191, 3rd Cir. [consolidated])....

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