S&P Global reports that construction on the Constitution Pipeline will resume after New York waived its water quality authority, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). According to Press Connects, federal regulators ruled that New York's Department of Environmental Conservation took too long to deny a permit that had been blocking construction of the project.
This will restart the project, which has been stalled since April 2016, when state regulators denied it a permit.
According to the article, Williams says the pipeline’s sponsors are “evaluating next steps for advancing the project.” In addition to the FERC decision, they will also need to obtain a surface water withdrawal permit from the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat commission.
The 124-mile project would carry Pennsylvania gas to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline in upstate New York.