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DEC denies Constitution Pipeline permits

Apr 24, 2016 12:05 am
Scott Waldman reports at Politico New York that Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration denied the water-quality permits for the Constitution Pipeline April 22. "The denial would be perhaps the most significant environmental decision to come out of the Cuomo administration since it banned fracking last year," Waldman writes of the Department of Environmental Conservation's denial of permits. The 124-mile proposed pipeline would carry natural gas from Pennsylvania to Schoharie County, largely along the I-88 corridor. Earlier this week Kinder Morgan canceled plans for the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, because of low gas prices and a lack of customer commitments, and on April 22, a group of New York lawmakers urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to halt work on the Algonquin Incremental Market pipeline in the lower Hudson Valley. A fourth pipeline, the Pilgrim Pipeline, is still proposed to slice through Albany, Greene, and Ulster counties on its way to New Jersey. Read the full story at Politico New York.
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