STP is very excited to announce that the Clean Air Council is helping build awareness of the UNconstitutional pipeline by hosting a live Internet broadcast on March 27th. We encourage you to register for this event.
Join representatives from Clean Air Council, Earthjustice, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Stop the Pipeline, as well as pipeline expert Richard Kuprewicz for a discussion about the so-called Constitution Pipeline. The Constitution Pipeline is a 124 mile shale gas pipeline proposed to run from Susquehanna County PA to Schoharie County in NY.
This project requires a certificate from the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC). This requires the company to demonstrate that the project is not only in the public interest, but that it is also a public necessity.
If FERC certifies this project, the pipeline company would be allowed to take private property under eminent domain proceedings. FERC released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for this pipeline on February 12, 2014. Comments are due by 5 pm on April 7th 2014.
There are public hearings coming up at the end of March and early April with a comment deadline close behind. The webinar will cover potential talking points for comments and testimony.
The webinar will be on Thursday, March 27th from 7:30 – 8:30PM
Everyone is invited! We encourage residents of the greater region to support their neighbors in South Central NY and Northern PA who want to protect their air, water, land and climate.
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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/
The post Cuomo on Constitution Pipeline: ‘Any way that we can challenge it, we will’ appeared first on NY DEC Stop the Pipeline.
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 [...]