Constitution Pipeline Company made an appeal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Friday for an extension of time to build its 124-mile interstate pipeline from northeast Pennsylvania to eastern New York, according to the FERC.
The pipeline project has been delayed after The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) denied the Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the planned project.
“In spite of NYSDEC’s unprecedented decision, we remain absolutely committed to building this important energy infrastructure project, which will create an important connection between consumers and reliable supplies of clean, affordable natural gas. We believe NYSDEC’s stated rationale for the denial includes flagrant misstatements and inaccurate allegations, and appears to be driven more by New York State politics than by environmental science,” the project sponsors said in a joint statement.
FERC had originally required completion of the extension by December of this year, but Constitution Pipeline has requested that the FERC grant an extension of two years.