Tagged Permits

The Curious Case of Anti-Fracking Groups Activity in Nevada

The usual anti-fossil fuel suspects, Sierra Club and Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), are “searching for water in the desert” with a new lawsuit filed to challenge the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) June sale of oil and gas leases in Nevada, a state with barely any oil and gas activity to speak of. This…

PennEast Pipe Files Water Permit Request with USACE, Antis Erupt

Last week PennEast Pipeline, a $1 billion, 118-mile pipeline from Luzerne County, PA to Mercer County, NJ, filed a request with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for water crossing permits (full copy below). PennEast has faced a series of legal challenges–in particular from virulent Big Green groups THE Delaware Riverkeeper (Maya van Rossum) and…

FERC Hailed for NY DEC Overturn as Other Pipelines Seek Relief

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  FERC delivered a blow to the NY DEC by overturning their Millennium Pipeline denial; the Constitution and Northern Access pipelines will now seek similar relief. Yesterday we told you history has been made, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has broken the back of the New York…

PA Dem Senator Calls for “Study” to Address DEP Permit Delays

A Pennsylvania Senator from Wilkes-Barre, John Yudichak (Democrat) has floated a “memoranda” among his Senate colleagues asking them to join him in sponsoring a resolution (copy below) for an “independent performance review” of the state Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) and its shale permitting program. Since Tom Wolf assumed office as governor of Pennsylvania in…

Congress Needs to Fix State Vetoes of Federal Pipeline Projects

As we have reported, history was made last Friday when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) overruled the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) denial of a water permit for Millennium Pipeline’s tiny 7.8 mile pipeline spur from the main Millennium Pipeline to a natural gas power plant under construction in Orange County, NY…

The Cuomo Administration Interstate Pipeline Trilogy

Attorney Thomas S. West Founder and Managing Partner The West Firm, PLLC   The Cuomo administration has made it virtually impossible for any interstate pipeline to get approval; at least for it has for the three who have tried. The Cuomo administration, through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (the “Department”), has dealt a…

Big Win: Dirt Moved on the Atlantic Sunrise Project

Connie Mellin Natural Gas NOW “PAShaleAdvocate”   The several year permitting process has ended and construction has officially started for the Greenfield portion of the Atlantic Sunrise Project. The Atlantic Sunrise Project is officially underway. The several year process of obtaining all the federal and state permits is now complete and construction of two compressor…

History Made! FERC Overrules NY DEC on Millennium Pipe Permit

Finally the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has had enough shenanigans from the corrupted New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC). In a historic, precedent-setting decision, on Friday FERC overruled DEC’s denial of a water permit for Millennium Pipelines tiny 7.8 mile pipeline spur from the main Millennium Pipeline to a natural gas power plant…

DRBC Sitting on $30 Million of Cash and Investments

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   The latest DRBC audit shows this government agency is setting on roughly $30 million of cash and investments, even while it begs for money from taxpayers. Nobody was more pleased than me when Pennsylvania opted recently to cut its DRBC contribution to $217,000 but it should forever be…

Big Green Begs FERC to Delay Construction of Atlantic Sunrise Pipe

Last week the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued the final permit needed by Williams to begin construction on Atlantic Sunrise, a $3 billion, 198-mile pipeline project running through 10 Pennsylvania counties to connect Marcellus Shale natural gas from northeastern PA with the Williams’ Transco pipeline in southern Lancaster County (see PA Issues Final…

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