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 to act on time when it denied the 401 water quality certification on April 22, 2016.
FERC’s decision contradicts the way states have interpreted the Clean Water Act for decades, erodes states’ rights, and is an overly broad interpretation of Hoopa Valley Tribes, a case decided by the D.C. Circuit earlier this year.
Stop the Pipeline (STP) will challenge FERC’s decision and needs your financial support to do so. We must continue to Protect Our Water and make sure this unneeded pipeline does not destroy our forests, streams, and wetlands.