June 29, 2021
Amy Andryszak, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court of the United States’ decision regarding PennEast Pipeline Company LLC v New Jersey:
“We are pleased with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today to overturn the Third Circuit Court’s decision. The Court’s ruling upholds the Natural Gas Act’s delegation to certificate holders of the power to acquire any rights-of-way necessary to construct vital natural gas infrastructure projects like the PennEast Pipeline, including land in which a State holds an interest. As the Court acknowledges, the Natural Gas Act has made possible the growth of our nation’s pipeline infrastructure to serve communities across our country.
“Our nation’s interstate natural gas pipelines make up a vast and critical transportation network, moving approximately one-third of the energy consumed in the United States. In order to continue to harness the benefits of natural gas to achieve our energy and climate goals, we need a predictable regulatory framework that allows improvements and additions to our country’s interstate natural gas transmission infrastructure.”
INGAA represents the U.S. natural gas pipeline industry. INGAA’s members deliver clean, abundant, affordable natural gas throughout North America and operate approximately 200,000 miles of pipelines that serve as an indispensable link between natural gas producers and consumers.