House Clears Way For $265M NYC Gas Pipeline

Law360, New York (November 14, 2012, 4:21 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday morning passed a Senate-modified bill that allows the National Park Service to approve a $265 million natural gas pipeline project along the New York City coast proposed by The Williams Companies Inc.

By a voice vote, the House approved the bill authorizing the secretary of the interior to allow the construction of gas facilities, following the Senate's modification to language regarding future permit renewals by the National Park Service. The federal agency had no legal route to authorize the...
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