The Cost of Eminent Domain Part II – Numbers keep going up

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PennEast continued to file condemnation suits today against homeowners and land parcels.  We have a breakdown now of what it looks like in terms of number of parcels, permanent Right-of-Way acreage being taken, temporary right of ways that will be destroyed during construction, and various percentages of the total broken down by State, County, and Township.

That’s right – 184 parcels being condemned.  176 acres taken for the permanent Right-of-Way for the pipeline.  327 acres to be destroyed during construction.  Several small country towns in Western NJ are losing over 25 acres a piece to the right of way, and acreage to be destroyed during construction ranges from 34 acres to 116 acres in those same towns.

This can only be described as horrifying.  And PennEast will is not done yet, we know more are to come.

Below is the revised spreadsheet, data has been significantly cleaned up and the latest filings from today have been included.

PEEminentDomainParcels2 (Excel Spreadsheet)

PEEminentDomainParcels2 (PDF)


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Mike Spille

I'm a thinker, an analyzer, a synthesizer. Maybe not in that order. I live in West Amwell NJ with my wife Kristina, our two kids Day and Z, our two dogs Fern and Cinna, and three cats Ponce de Leon, Oliver, and Doolittle.

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