FERC Fights for Constitution Pipeline in Federal Court

boxing-glovesTwo days ago MDN told you that the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) had filed a brief in a lawsuit brought by anti-drilling zealots against the much-needed Constitution Pipeline (see NGSA Lobbies Fed Court, DEC to Advance 2 Stalled Pipelines in NY). The Constitution is a $683 million, 124-mile pipeline from Susquehanna County, PA to Schoharie County, NY carrying Marcellus gas. Radical environmental groups sued in federal court to challenge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) environmental review of the Constitution. If the wackos can get FERC’s review cast aside, they can slow the project to the point where they can (hopefully for them) kill it. That’s the game plan. The NGSA pushed back against it, and now, so has FERC. On Monday, FERC filed its own brief in federal court, asking the court to throw out the challenges by the zealots…

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