FERC Won't Reconsider Pa. Pipeline Project Approval

By Shayna Posses (March 4, 2016, 4:57 PM EST) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shot down a request by environmental groups to reconsider approving a Williams Partners LP unit's $607 million pipeline expansion project through parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, on Thursday holding that the agency's environmental analysis was sound.

The agency stood behind its December 2014 decision signing off on Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC's 30-mile Leidy Southeast pipeline expansion project after concluding that issues raised by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Princeton Ridge Coalition and a woman named Kathleen P. Cherry don't hold water.

Among the concerns addressed in the rehearing petitions was the allegation that FERC...

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