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For Release: Saturday, April 8, 2017

DEC Statement Regarding Water Quality Certificates for the Proposed Northern Access Pipeline

"After an in-depth review of the proposed Northern Access Pipeline project and following three public hearings and the consideration of over 5,700 comments, DEC has denied the permit due to the project's failure to avoid adverse impacts to wetlands, streams, and fish and other wildlife habitat. We are confident that this decision supports our state's strict water quality standards that all New Yorkers depend on."

Letter to National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation and Empire Pipeline, Inc. (PDF, 750 kb)

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