Analyzing the Court Decision that May Allow Constitution Pipeline

In February MDN told you about an important decision by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals that has the potential to override New York State and allow both the Constitution Pipeline and Northern Access Pipeline projects to get built (see Recent Fed Court Decision Gives NY Pipes Hope for Bypassing Cuomo). The Hoopa Valley Tribe v. FERC decision is still causing shock waves–especially among Big Green groups. We have some analysis below of that decision and how states like NY may now behave in light of the decision.
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NY, New England Blocking Pipes Causes Environmental Destruction

Russia’s Yamal LNG plant in the Arctic

The leftists who run states like New York and Massachusetts are arrogant snobs. And pretty stupid to boot. They pretend (maybe even believe) they’re saving the planet by blocking natural gas pipelines into and through their respective states. Like most faulty leftist thinking, they actually make the problem worse–they are harming the planet–with their policies and actions. How? A guest post by attorney Dan Markind (Flaster Greenberg PC) explains.
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The Battle for NESE Pipeline in NY – NatGas Shortages Loom

Williams is in the fight of its life to get New York State to approve its Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project (see Cuomo-Corrupted DEC Denies Permit for Williams NESE Pipe Project). There are a number of components to the project, but the key component, the heart of the project, is a new 23-mile pipeline from the shore of New Jersey into (on the bottom of) the Raritan Bay in NY territorial waters–running parallel to the existing Transco pipeline, before connecting to the Transco offshore.
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Exciting! DC Circuit Passes Constitution Pipe Case Back to FERC

You can feel the excitement and anticipation building. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the Constitution Pipeline from northeast Pennsylvania into central New York in 2014, more than four years ago. This year, 2019, may be the year construction finally begins–and the year antis who have fought this pipeline every inch of the way finally LOSE.
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Cuomo Banning 3,500 MW of Electric Generation w/No Replacement

NY Gov. Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pulling another boner. Under Cuomo’s direction, the state Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued new draft regulations aimed at shutting down most of the state’s “peaker plants”–small electric generating plants that produce electricity for brief periods during high demand. The plants are powered by nasty, filthy fossil fuels and that, according to Lord Cuomo, must end.
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FERC Signals it May Overrule NY to Allow Constitution Pipe

The light at the end of the tunnel for Constitution Pipeline just got brighter. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to pass the ball back to them so they can reconsider whether or not to overrule New York State’s blockage of a permit for the Constitution. FERC’s action signals they may be ready to rule against NY and allow Constitution to begin construction.
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Light at End of Tunnel for Constitution, Northern Access Pipelines

Earlier this month MDN told you about a DC Circuit Court of Appeals decision that gives both the Constitution Pipeline and Northern Access Pipeline projects reason for hope (see Recent Fed Court Decision Gives NY Pipes Hope for Bypassing Cuomo). Both pipeline projects run from Pennsylvania into New York State, and both are being blocked for political purposes by NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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Trump Tells Cuomo F2F – You Should Allow Fracking & Pipelines

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s foolish policies have finally come home to roost. You can only overtax and overregulate for so long before a state’s economy comes tumbling down–and that’s just what’s happening to poor Andy, who went hat-in-hand to the White House on Tuesday to beg and plead with The Donald to tweak the newly implemented tax federal tax cut.
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It’s Time to Support Williams’ NESE Project in NY – Here’s How

It’s no secret that getting a gas pipeline project of any kind approved in New York State is an uphill battle because our governor, Andrew Cuomo, blocks all new pipelines in a bid to keep his left wing supporters happy. An important project from Williams, the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) which would beef up capacity along the Transco pipeline system going into New York City, is about to get two hearings with the state Dept. of Environmental Conservation.
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Transco Pipe Breaks Record for Deliveries – Keeps Pressure on NY

Transco Pipeline map (click for larger version)

The largest interstate natural gas pipeline system in the country, the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line (Transco), owned by Williams, recently flowed and delivered the most gas for a single day it has ever delivered–15.68 billion cubic feet (Bcf), on Jan. 21.
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Federal Court Slaps Down NY DEC Rejection of Northern Access Pipe

The New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC), thoroughly corrupted by, and a political tool of, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, continues to have a bad week. Monday we told you about a recent court decision that gives new hope for both the Constitution and Northern Access Pipeline projects (see Recent Fed Court Decision Gives NY Pipes Hope for Bypassing Cuomo). A second court decision has just been issued that allows Northern Access to take a huge step forward.
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National Grid Threatens New Gas Customer Moratorium on Long Island

Utility giant National Grid, which services Long Island (part of New York City) with natural gas service, is threatening New York State that if the state does not approve Williams’ Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) pipeline project by May 15th, they will, as Consolidated Edison has just done in Westchester County, impose a no-new-natural gas customers moratorium for the New York City area. Which would block development of the new $1 billion Belmont Park Arena.
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WSJ Calls NY Gov. Cuomo’s Pipe Blockade a “Cold Weather Tax”

The pressure is mounting on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with regard to blocking natural gas pipelines. Except now the pressure is coming from the adults in the room who see through Cuomo’s sleazy politics. None other than the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal has ripped into Cuomo, calling his blockade of new pipelines the equivalent of a “cold weather tax”–not only on New Yorkers, but also those living in New England.
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Recent Fed Court Decision Gives NY Pipes Hope for Bypassing Cuomo

A huge crack of sunshine has just shown through the court system with respect to pipeline projects. A case decided on Jan. 25 in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals which technically has nothing to do with either the Williams Constitution Pipeline project nor the National Fuel Gas Company Northern Access Pipeline project (both being blocked by New York State), may be the one court decision to break open the logjam and allow both projects to begin construction.
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