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STP files Petition for Review of FERC’s orders in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

January 11th, 2020|0 Comments

On January 10, 2020, Stop the Pipeline (STP) filed a Petition for Review of FERC's orders in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. STP's Petition was docketed on January 15, 2020 as Case No. 20-158.

FERC issues Final Order Declaring NYSDEC Waived its Right to Deny the 401 Water Quality Certification

December 13th, 2019|0 Comments

On December 12, 2019, FERC issued a final order denying the Stop the Pipeline's (STP's) request for rehearing. In January 2020, STP will file a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to review FERC's declaration that the NYS DEC waived its right to deny the 401 water quality certification. It usually takes about six months to submit the required briefs and another six months for the court to issue an order.

The Fight to Reverse FERC’s Decision

November 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Background In the spring of 2012, the Constitution Pipeline Company, which was then a joint venture between Williams and Cabot, pre-filed an application with FERC to build a thirty-inch diameter, 124-mile-long pipeline from North Central [...]

STP’s Request for Rehearing

October 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

STP tells FERC it lacks jurisdiction to issue the Waiver Order, and even if it had jurisdiction, its order is factually inaccurate, contrary to law, and inequitable.

FERC’s Waiver Order II

October 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

FERC Now Says NYSDEC Waived its Authority to Deny the Water Quality Certification  

US Climate Strikes | September 20, 2019

September 18th, 2019|0 Comments

This Friday is going to be a huge day for the climate movement both here in the U.S., and all across the world as young leaders and adults take to the streets to demand bold [...]

Will the Constitution Pipeline get built?

September 11th, 2019|0 Comments

A regulatory agency like FERC should not be allowed to unilaterally upend what the courts decide

Gov. Cuomo on WAMC’s Roundtable 9/6/19 SEP 6, 2019

September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

Cuomo on Constitution Pipeline: ‘Any way that we can challenge it, we will’

September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

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/

Constitution Pipeline Is Back On After FERC Ruling August 30, 2019

September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

Feds clear way for Constitution Pipeline in New York over state’s objection August 29, 2019

September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

FERC Finds Waiver of 401 Certification for Constitution Pipeline on Remand from D.C. Circuit August 29, 2019

September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

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. [...]

FERC puts Constitution Pipeline back on track, finding New York waived water authority August 29, 2019

September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

FERC Capriciously Reverses Course

September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

FERC Says DEC Had the Right to Deny the 401 Water Quality Certification

January 13th, 2018|0 Comments

FERC Says DEC Had the Right to Deny the 401 Water Quality Certification

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