The U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider an appeal from developers of the proposed Constitution pipeline, who hoped to challenge New York state’s denial of a water quality certification for the natural gas project.
The ruling leaves in place the August 2017 judgment of the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which sided with the state.
The 121-mile pipeline would connect Pennsylvania fracked gas fields to the Iroquois pipeline in Schoharie County, New York, transporting 0.65 billion cubic feet of shale gas per day.
The pipeline was slated to cross undeveloped lands in central New York, impacting or crossing more than 250 streams and more than 80 acres of wetlands.
Source: Times Union