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For Release: Monday, December 21, 2015

Statement from DEC on Lead Agency for Pilgrim Transportation Pipeline

After careful consideration, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has requested, and the New York State Thruway Authority has agreed, that DEC and Thruway will serve as co-lead agencies for the environmental review of the Pilgrim Transportation of New York, Inc.'s application currently pending before the Thruway Authority.

As co-lead agencies, DEC and Thruway will ensure that a transparent comprehensive environmental review process is completed prior to any final State or Thruway approvals.

DEC's letter to Thruway (PDF) (252 KB)

Thruway's letter to DEC (PDF) (475 KB)

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