Constitution Pipeline Requests 2-Year Extension from FERC

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For years now, MDN has tracked the ongoing sad, maddening, tragic saga of the Constitution Pipeline–a $683 million, 124-mile pipeline due to run from Susquehanna County, PA to Schoharie County, NY carrying Marcellus gas (see our stories here). The pipeline is full reviewed and authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission–it has been since 2014. The only thing left is a permit from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to issue stream crossing permits. The DEC has, however, been corrupted by our corrupt governor, Andrew Cuomo. The Constitution worked with the DEC to meet ALL of their requirements, and in fact did meet all of their requirements, and in the end Cuomo said “nyet” and the servile “leaders” at the DEC did their master’s bidding and turned down the Constitution (see NY Gov. Cuomo Refuses to Grant Permits for Constitution Pipeline). So the Constitution sued (see Williams Sues NY Over Constitution Pipe – DEC May Lose Authority). However, the FERC clock is ticking. The Constitution has until the end of this year to get the pipeline built. With the glacial pace of the courts, that ain’t gonna happen. So the Constitution (i.e. Williams), last Friday, filed a request with FERC to extend the certificate to build by an additional two years…

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