The developers for the proposed 121-mile Constitution Pipeline lost another opportunity to bring natural gas to New York this month after a federal court of appeals dismissed its lawsuit challenging the state’s decision to block the project, according to the Albany Business Review.
The investors and gas companies behind the Constitution Pipeline have spent nearly four years seeking approval for the project. They sought to spend $875 million to build the pipeline between northeastern Pennsylvania and Schoharie County, New York, to carry gas from the Marcellus Shale to customers in the Northeast. Construction was expected to create 1,300 temporary jobs paying $28 an hour or more.
The Business Council of New York State issued a statement, following the court’s decision, urging the state to work with developers and find a way to make the project happen.