Daniel B. Markind, Esq.
Weir and Partners, LLP
Will a new Trump Administration offer some clear energy direction to replace the often conflicting signals that came from the Obama Administration? Perhaps.
With one week to go before the Donald Trump Presidency, the Obama Administration’s final energy moves remain curious. Just a few weeks after refusing to finish the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Administration went the other way on Atlantic Sunrise.
Right before the new year, FERC gave the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline long-awaited good news by issuing a favorable Environmental Impact Statement. Based on that, Williams Partners announced that it anticipates full service by mid-2018. The EIS is good news for Williams and for anyone in the Mid-Atlantic whose gas supply will be safeguarded by the connection of the Northeast Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale deposits with a major Northeast pipeline.