Millennium Pipeline’s Valley Lateral Project has been denied a water quality certificate by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  The action follows an earlier decision by the NY state agency to deny a similar permit, required by Section 401 of the Clean Water Act, to the Constitution Pipeline, which has effectively stopped that project from being built, pending a review by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The agency’s August 30 decision letter cites as a major reason for the denial the August 22 decision by the 2nd District U.S. Court of Appeals (District of Columbia) that found the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had not properly considered climate change as a factor in its 2016 approval of the Sabal Trail Pipeline in Florida.

Another Pipeline Is Denied 401 Certification by New York State
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