ALBANY — The Constitution Pipeline project is once again on hold after its petition was denied Thursday by the Federal Energy Regulation Commission.

After being denied permits at the state level last year, the Constitution Pipeline had attempted to have the decision overturned on a federal level.

The company trying to build the controversial natural-gas pipeline that would run through the Southern Tier and into the Catskills had filed a petition to build the 124- mile long pipeline.

But FERC ruled against the project late Thursday.

“No corporation should be allowed to endanger our natural resources, and the Constitution Pipeline represented a threat to our water quality and our environment,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a statement.

“I commend the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for ruling in favor of New York’s efforts to prevent this project from moving forward.”

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Democrat and Chronicle – Natasha Vaughn – 01.12.18

Posted by: Nelson Bailey

 

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