Natural gas pipeline backers lose federal court appeal
Brian Nearing
Albany Times Union August 18, 2017


DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos and pipeline opponents cheered the ruling as a victory for state jurisdiction over federal environmental laws, while the developers and state Business Council said the state was ignoring the jobs and energy the project would promote. The case could be headed to an appeal.

“We hope this sends a loud message that New York will not rubber stamp any project that fails to protect public health and our environment,” said Seggos.

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