Williams Partners, which wants to build a natural gas pipeline through Lancaster County, has received a key approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for another gas pipeline project it wants to construct in Pennsylvania.
On Friday, FERC released its final environmental impact statement for the proposed Constitution pipeline, a 124-mile pipeline that would carry Marcellus Shale gas from Susquehanna County to New York.
FERC said the pipeline would have “some adverse environmental impacts.” But if the company follows its proposed mitigation plans and FERC’s recommendations, those impacts “would be reduced to less than significant levels,” the document states.
FERC has not given formal approval to the pipeline but a favorable environmental analysis is a major step toward approval.
The 30-inch pipeline would be 41-percent owned by Williams, which would operate it. Other partners are Cabot Oil & Gas, Piedmont Natural Gas Co. and WGL Holdings Inc.