FERC Grants Atlantic Bridge Pipe OK to Begin NY Construction

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week granted permission to Algonquin Gas Transmission (i.e. Spectra Energy, now owned by Enbridge) to build new pipeline infrastructure in New York State, part of the $452 million Atlantic Bridge expansion project. Atlantic bridge was approved by FERC back in January (see FERC Approves Atlantic Bridge Project for New England/Canada). The project beefs up capacity along the Algonquin Pipeline, along with Spectra Energy’s Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, to carry more Marcellus/Utica gas into New England and (eventually) all the way to Nova Scotia, Canada. Over the shrill objections of antis, including both U.S. Senators from Massachusetts, FERC allowed construction to begin on Atlantic Bridge in Connecticut back in March (see FERC Grants Atlantic Bridge Pipe OK to Begin CT Construction). Miracle of miracles, the corrupt NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation issued water permits for the project in May (see NY DEC Grants Water Permits for Atlantic Bridge Pipeline Project). And now FERC is giving the green light for construction to commence in NY. What work is happening in NY?…

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