EPA Rips FERC Study Of Williams' Gas Pipeline Project

Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 3:08 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday bashed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for its study of a Williams Partners LP gas pipeline project in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, calling the analysis "very troubling" and insufficient to protect communities.

Expansion and modification of Williams' Transco pipeline was subjected to a 235-page environmental assessment the EPA says allows exceptions to standard FERC procedures, fails to analyze harm to vulnerable lands, permits a compressor station in sensitive areas and gives short shrift to how the project's...
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