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FERC Won't Reverse $971M Pipeline Project Approval

Law360, New York (January 29, 2016, 5:15 PM EST) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday refused to rescind its approval of a $971 million gas pipeline project running through New York to New England and rejected a bid by environmental groups and others to block project work until administrative and judicial challenges to FERC's approval are completed.

Environmental groups, local municipalities and landowners had urged FERC to take a thorough second look at a Spectra Energy subsidiary’s Algonquin Incremental Market, or AIM, Project, which the commission approved in April. Several challengers had also asked the commission to stay its approval blocking Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC's ability to start tree cutting or...

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