New York State DEC has struck three times now; it has just rejected water quality certification for the Millennium Pipeline extension. Time to call it out!
The New York State DEC yesterday formally denied water quality certification for a third FERC regulated pipeline project (check out EID coverage here). This time it was the short Millennial Pipeline extension to serve the already permitted and nearly complete CPV Valley Energy Center gas plant in Orange County. The nature of the decision gives further evidence the whole thing is a farce; a deliberate Cuomo strategy to force FERC to take over pipeline decisions for New York so he can claim his environmental extremist bona fides and still get the gas he needs. It’s Prince Corruptocrat at work.