Cities, Enviros Urge FERC To Pull Pipeline Project OK

By Keith Goldberg (February 27, 2017, 5:28 PM EST) -- Several New England municipalities and environmental groups on Friday urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to yank its recent approval of the Atlantic Bridge pipeline project, saying the agency's lack of a quorum will deny them the ability to argue that the project's approval was flawed before construction starts.

FERC on Jan. 25 issued a certificate authorizing construction of the Spectra Energy Partners LP project that runs through New York and New England, a little over a week before former Chairman Norman Bay's departure left the agency with just two commissioners and made it unable to issue any orders requiring a...

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