Anti-Pipeline Jihadists Pressure FERC re Atlantic Bridge Project

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In January the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave its final stamp of approval for Spectra Energy’s Atlantic Bridge project (see FERC Approves Atlantic Bridge Project for New England/Canada). Atlantic Bridge will beef up capacity on the Algonquin Gas Transmission and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline systems–to move more Marcellus/Utica gas to New England and Canada. Anti-fossil fuel jihadists like Food & Water Watch and the two U.S. Senators from Massachusetts, Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren and Ed “inside trader” Markey are doing their best to stop the FERC-approved project (see Mass. Senators Ask FERC to Reverse Atlantic Bridge Certification). The newest attack comes from Food & Water Watch, attempting to pressure/bully FERC into stopping construction until a “re-hearing” request is decided. Groups that don’t like a FERC decision can file for a re-hearing. FERC has X many days to consider the request until it is automatically denied. Once a re-hearing request is denied by FERC, enviro-jihadists can then file a lawsuit in court to try and make their case–but not before the re-hearing is denied. Since FERC does not currently have a quorum of three Commissioners to decide a re-hearing request (after Norman “cry baby” Bay left in a huff), FWW and others are demanding FERC put the brakes on Atlantic Bridge construction projects…

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