The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project moments before the agency lost its quorum with the resignation of Commissioner Norman Bay, effective 5 pm on February 3.  183-mile pipeline would run through more than 50 “protected” conservation easements in Pennsylvania and feed an additional 1.7 bcf/day of fracked gas into the Transco system, which serves Cove Point.  The 93-page FERC decision is here.

Among other last minute actions the agency took before Commissioner Bay’s resignation took effect was to approve a 55-mile natural-gas pipeline to be built by Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission in South Carolina over the objections of landowners and environmental groups. More details here.

FERC Approves Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Just Before Losing Its Quorum
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