17 Mar '12, 5pm

Green Blog: Regulatory Staff Endorses Gas Pipeline for New York City and New Jersey

Spectra Energy A pipeline extension would run from Staten Island through Bayonne, N.J., and Jersey City to the West Village in Manhattan, where it would connect to Con Edison’s distribution system. A proposed natural gas pipeline that has faced opposition from groups in both New York and New Jersey has won the endorsement of the staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which has final approval over the $850 million project. In a report released on Friday, the staff firmed up a preliminary conclusion it had reached after a study that any environmental impacts from the pipeline could be reduced to “less than significant” levels. The staff, which held hearings last fall on a draft report in which it recommended approval of the project, has ultimately deemed construction and operation of the pipeline “an environmentally acceptable action.” The project now awaits a vo...

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