Tuesday, April 11, 2017

DEC Denies Permits for Controversial Natural Gas Pipeline in Western NY


Citing the state's water quality standards, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has denied the necessary permits for a company to construct a controversial, 97-mile, natural gas pipeline in Western New York.

The $455 million project, submitted by National Fuel Gas Company, was called the Northern Access Pipeline, and it would have moved a half billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from Sergeant Township in southern McKean County in northern Pennsylvania through parts of Western New York for export to Canada. It would have traveled through Cattaraugus, Allegany, Erie and Niagara counties.

"It would also include constructing compressor stations in Pendelton and Elma, as well as a dehydration station in Wheatfield. It was also planned to connect to the Trans-Canada Pipeline under the Niagara River," reported WGRZ.com.

"National Fuel had already secured federal approval to build the pipeline and had said a majorly of landowners had given the company rights-of-way to it on their land. It had been waiting on necessary air and water quality certifications from the DEC," the TV station added. 

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Source: Syracuse.com (via The Empire Report)

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