Appellate Court Agrees With Pinelands Commission That Southern Reliability Link Pipeline Will Not Harm Wetlands
A state Appellate Court on Thursday rejected an appeal to halt construction of a natural-gas pipeline in South Jersey, saying it has been found safe, environmentally friendly and would not damage wetlands.

The court dismissed arguments that the Pinelands Commission, which manages the region, was wrong in 2017 to approve the Southern Reliability Link — a 30-mile New Jersey Natural Gas pipeline that runs east from Chesterfield to near Lakehurst.

The court upheld the commission’s arguments that the pipeline would not conflict with the Comprehensive Management Plan, a document that governs land use, development and natural resources protection in the Pinelands.

A three-judge panel also supported the commission’s conclusions that there was no alternative route for the pipeline through the Pinelands; that building the pipeline through about 10 miles of the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst would be consistent with the base’s functions; and that the pipeline would not damage forested wetlands.

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