Shepstone Management Company, Inc.
Andrew Cuomo’s Constitution Pipeline decision has now earned the emperor of the Empire State two well-deserved lawsuits from Williams.
Andrew Cuomo’s very obvious political strategy with the Constitution Pipeline was to delay, delay, delay and delay some more to allow time for opposition to build; the same tactics he employed with his fracking decision. It is a deliberate one played also by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, another NRDC stooge. Cuomo and Schneiderman are two of the nastiest, most despicable demagogues in politics today, and both are indebted to the very special interests who are behind the NRDC, which tells us a lot about the way New York works and the kind of hardball the NRDC gang plays.
These are dangerous, powerful people who will do anything. They snookered Williams by convincing it a needed certification was coming in a few months if the company would just give them another year to play with and then used that entire year to play out the politics for all it was worth. Now, Williams, having been burned, is striking back with legal action on two fronts; one aimed at the faulty decision itself, which was clearly political, and the other targeted at New York State’s very right to exercise jurisdiction over environmental matters preempted by federal law. It’s about time and the new attitude, late though it may be, is very welcome news.