Natural Gas News – May 17, 2019

Natural Gas News – May 17, 2019

DEC Rejects Natural Gas Pipeline Project

Long Island Business News reported: The state Department of Environmental Conservation has denied the application for a controversial $1 billion natural gas pipeline project. The DEC ruled that the project was rejected because it’s projected to result in water quality violations and cause significant water quality impacts from the re-suspension of sediments and other contaminants, including mercury and copper, according to a statement from the agency. The natural gas expansion project, also known as the Williams Transco natural gas pipeline, is supported by several Long Island development and business groups but opposed by a coalition of local civic and environmental groups. For more on this story, visit

President Trump Aims to Open Natural Gas Pipelines With Two Executive Orders

Pennsylvania Business Central reports: In a victory for the Marcellus Shale region, President Donald Trump signed two executive orders last month aimed at getting natural gas into more homes around the country. Spurred on by states that invoked the Clean Water Act and other environmental protections to block construction of natural gas pipelines, President Trump signed the executive orders to speed up construction. “Too often, badly needed energy infrastructure is being held back by special interest groups, entrenched bureaucracies and radical activists,” Trump told a crowd at the International Union of Operating Engineers training center in Crosby, Texas, when signing the executive orders. “This obstruction does not just hurt families and workers like you. It undermines our independence and national security.” For more on this story, visit

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