FERC Grants Atlantic Bridge Pipe OK to Begin CT Construction

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. Even though FERC has “approved” Atlantic Bridge, Spectra Energy must still ask for “Mother May I?” permission to begin construction on specific, individual portions of the project. “Mother FERC, may I begin the bulldozers in Danbury, CT at the Danbury meter station?” And, “Mother FERC, may I begin construction at the Mill Plain Road Contractor Yard?” You get the picture. Spectra asked permission to begin construction at a variety of projects in Connecticut on March 14th (see Anti-Pipeline Jihadists Pressure FERC re Atlantic Bridge Project). Earlier this week FERC granted Spectra Energy permission to begin construction on all of their requests from the 14th…

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