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Controversial 'Constitution Pipeline Project' will not be moving forward

WHECTV
Created: February 23, 2020 06:43 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC) — After a four year battle with the state, the controversial 'Constitution Pipeline Project' through the Southern Tier will not be moving forward.

According to our partners at the Messenger Post, Williams Partners LP which is the gas company heading the project said it's ending their pursuit after court battles with New York regulators which have delayed the construction since 2016.

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The 124-mile pipeline would have brought in natural gas from Pennsylvania into the Southern Tier before stopping outside Albany. The DEC and Governor Cuomo have fought the project as part of the governor's efforts to cut fossil fuel emissions.

New York has a ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and a goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.


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