To help you prepare for what needs to be done next, Stop the Pipeline (STP) will devote its 2/25 meeting to the Draft EIS, and how you should respond to it.
We hope everyone will submit comments to FERC, and encourage others to do the same. It's especially important for landowners to submit comments, even if they've signed an easement agreement.
To get an overview of the next phase, come to STP's next meeting. We will make more specific information available after the DEIS is released.
Stop the Pipeline
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta (UUSO)
12 Ford Avenue
Files of the pipeline companies draft resource reports will be available at the meeting. If you'd like a copy, bring a thumb / flash drive with 2 GB of free space.
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A regulatory agency like FERC should not be allowed to unilaterally upend what the courts decide
The segment on the Constitution Pipeline starts at 26:50 and ends at 28:18. Alan Chartock, "What do you do now?" Governor Cuomo, "We contest it anyway we can." [Governor Cuomo goes on to describe this decision as federal bullying.] https://www.wamc.org/post/gov-cuomo-wamcs-roundtable-9619
The post Gov. Cuomo on WAMC’s Roundtable 9/6/19 SEP 6, 2019 appeared first on NY DEC Stop the Pipeline.
September 6, 2019 Governor Cuomo called a decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission "disrespectful of states' rights" and criticized the Trump administration for overstepping its bounds before vowing to fight the ruling. https://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/new-york/2019/09/06/cuomo-constitution-pipeline-any-way-we-can-challenge-it-we-will/2231330001/
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Former EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck points out that all the reasons why the DEC rejected the permit and all of the community concerns are still there, regardless of what she characterizes as "FERC's unusual position on this..." "...which, I think, also contradicts an important court decision on this pipeline." https://www.wamc.org/post/constitution-pipeline-back-after-ferc-ruling
The post Constitution Pipeline Is Back On After FERC Ruling August 30, 2019 appeared first on NY DEC Stop the Pipeline.
The decision handed down by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission found the state Department of Environmental Conservation waived its right to reject the necessary water-quality permit for the pipeline because the state agency failed to act in a timely manner. https://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/new-york/2019/08/29/feds-clear-way-constitution-pipeline-new-york/2150884001/
The post Feds clear way for Constitution Pipeline in New York over state’s objection August 29, 2019 appeared first on NY DEC Stop the Pipeline.
In January 2018, FERC issued an order denying the petition based on its longstanding interpretation that the withdrawal and resubmission of a 401 application restarts the one-year waiver period. Constitution sought review before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (D.C. Circuit). While the case was pending, the D.C. Circuit issued its decision [...]
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has found that New York waived its water quality authority for Williams' Constitution Pipeline, giving new life to a natural gas project stalled since April 2016 when state regulators denied a permit. . . . The commission, by a 4-0 vote late Wednesday, reversed its earlier finding -- that the [...]
FERC Now Says NYSDEC Waived its Authority to Deny the Water Quality Certification On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission suddenly reversed its position and now claims New York State failed to act on time when it denied the 401 water quality certification on April 22, 2016. FERC's decision contradicts the [...]