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US Climate Strikes | September 20, 2019

September 18th, 2019|0 Comments

This Friday is going to be a huge day for the climate movement both here in the U.S., and all across the world as young leaders and adults take to the streets to demand bold [...]

Will the Constitution Pipeline get built?

September 11th, 2019|0 Comments

A regulatory agency like FERC should not be allowed to unilaterally upend what the courts decide

Gov. Cuomo on WAMC’s Roundtable 9/6/19 SEP 6, 2019

September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

The segment on the Constitution Pipeline starts at 26:50 and ends at 28:18. Alan Chartock, "What do you do now?" Governor Cuomo, "We contest it anyway we can."   [Governor Cuomo goes on to describe [...]

Cuomo on Constitution Pipeline: ‘Any way that we can challenge it, we will’

September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

September 6, 2019 Governor Cuomo called a decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission "disrespectful of states' rights" and criticized the Trump administration for overstepping its bounds before vowing to fight the ruling.   https://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/new-york/2019/09/06/cuomo-constitution-pipeline-any-way-we-can-challenge-it-we-will/2231330001/

Constitution Pipeline Is Back On After FERC Ruling August 30, 2019

September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Former EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck points out that all the reasons why the DEC rejected the permit and all of the community concerns are still there, regardless of what she characterizes as "FERC's [...]

Feds clear way for Constitution Pipeline in New York over state’s objection August 29, 2019

September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

The decision handed down by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission found the state Department of Environmental Conservation waived its right to reject the necessary water-quality permit for the pipeline because the state agency failed to [...]

FERC Finds Waiver of 401 Certification for Constitution Pipeline on Remand from D.C. Circuit August 29, 2019

September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

In January 2018, FERC issued an order denying the petition based on its longstanding interpretation that the withdrawal and resubmission of a 401 application restarts the one-year waiver period.  Constitution sought review before the U.S. [...]

FERC puts Constitution Pipeline back on track, finding New York waived water authority August 29, 2019

September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has found that New York waived its water quality authority for Williams' Constitution Pipeline, giving new life to a natural gas project stalled since April 2016 when state regulators denied [...]

FERC Capriciously Reverses Course

September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

FERC Now Says NYSDEC Waived its Authority to Deny the Water Quality Certification On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission suddenly reversed its position and now claims New York State failed [...]

FERC Says DEC Had the Right to Deny the 401 Water Quality Certification

January 13th, 2018|0 Comments

FERC Says DEC Had the Right to Deny the 401 Water Quality Certification

Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Federal Ruling Against the Constitutional Pipeline

January 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Federal Ruling Against the Constitutional Pipeline JANUARY 11, 2018 Albany, NY   "No corporation should be allowed to endanger our natural resources, and the Constitution Pipeline represented a [...]

FERC stands by state decision to block Constitution pipeline

January 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Saqib Rahim, E&E News reporter Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission yesterday upheld New York's decision to block a natural gas pipeline, passing up a chance to use the federal trump [...]

FERC denies effort to revive Constitution gas line through NYSDEC water waiver

January 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Washington (Platts)--11 Jan 2018 541 pm EST/2241 GMT The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied Williams' request that it revive the Constitution Pipeline project by finding the New York water quality review waived through [...]

FERC Deals Constitution Another Blow, Declines to Waive New York Authority Jamison Cocklin January 11, 2018

January 13th, 2018|0 Comments

FERC dealt another blow to the long-delayed Constitution Pipeline on Thursday, denying a petition for a declaratory order that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) waived its authority when it failed to [...]

2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals shot down Constitution Pipeline Co.’s request for a rehearing

October 24th, 2017|0 Comments

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday shot down Constitution Pipeline Co.'s request for a rehearing in litigation over the company's proposal to transport natural gas across the Empire State.  

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