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May 20, 2016
New York AG, Constitution Backers Trade Legal Blows Over Marcellus Pipe Project Natural Gas Intel

The battle over the proposed Constitution Pipeline into New York State got rougher on Monday after the state's attorney general (AG) asked FERC to investigate the pipeline for allegedly cutting trees and taking other unauthorized actions for the project.

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May 20, 2016
New York Demands Probe of Tree Cutting on Pipeline Route

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Friday demanded that FERC investigate Constitution Pipeline for alleged tree cutting and other construction activities in defiance of a commission order (CP13-499). . .

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May 20, 2016
AG adds to legal woes for Constitution pipeline

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Friday raised another potential legal obstacle to the proposed Constitution natural gas pipeline, already wounded this month when the state denied it necessary environmental permits. . . .

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April 23, 2016
State rejects Constitution natural gas pipeline on environmental grounds

State rejects Constitution natural gas pipeline on environmental grounds By Brian Nearing April 22, 2016 For the second time in a week, a major natural gas pipeline project in the state appears to have hit the rocks. . . . “We, the people, won through a mix of strategic planning, focused organizing, and sheer determination […]

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April 23, 2016
DEC denies pipeline permit

The DEC said that in addition to reviewing Constitution’s application and supporting materials, it also considered more than 15,000 public comments before reaching a decision.

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April 23, 2016
Cuomo administration rejects Constitution pipeline

ALBANY­ The Cuomo administration has denied the water quality permits for a controversial pipeline in what has become another primary test of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s environmental legacy. . . .

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April 23, 2016
State denies Constitution natural gas pipeline permits

DEC had repeatedly requested that Constitution provide a comprehensive and site-specific analysis of depth for pipeline burial to mitigate the project’s environmental impact ­ but the company refused ­ providing only a limited analysis of burial depth for 21 of the 250 New York streams. Pipes can become exposed in stream beds if not buried deeply enough, and corrective action can further damage the stream and impact water quality. . . .

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April 23, 2016
New York Denies Critical Permit for Natural Gas Pipeline

ALBANY, N.Y. ­ New York environmental regulators have rejected a critical permit needed for a major natural gas pipeline project, saying the project fails to meet standards that protect hundreds of streams, wetlands and other water resources in its path. . . .

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