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N.Y. Natural Gas Pipeline Denied Appeal by Federal Court

Aug. 18, 2017, 8:43 PM

The natural gas industry suffered another loss in New York on Aug. 18 when a federal appeals court upheld the state’s right to deny a water permit for the Constitution Pipeline project connecting production in northeastern Pennsylvania with the northeastern market.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied an appeal by Constitution Pipeline Co., which argued that the state’s decision to deny a permit in April 2016 was arbitrary and capricious (Constitution Pipeline Co. v. New York State Dep’t of Envtl. Conservation, 2d Cir., No. 16-1568, 8/18/17).

The court said it would defer to the ...