FERC Ignored $683M Pipeline's Impact, Enviros Tells 2nd Circ.

By Christine Powell (September 26, 2016, 6:16 PM EDT) -- A handful of green groups continued to press the Second Circuit to wipe out the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of Constitution Pipeline Co.'s proposed $683 million natural gas pipeline Friday, blasting the regulator's contention that it had complied with environmental law.

The groups, which include the Sierra Club, Riverkeeper Inc. and Clean Air Council, claim that FERC skimped on its environmental review of the 124-mile pipeline, which is designed to bring gas from Pennsylvania to New York, and wrongly approved it before the New York Department of Environmental Conservation weighed in.

FERC has defended its decision, arguing that it satisfied...

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