Petition for Writ of Certiorari

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review the judgement of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which previously denied the Constitution’s legal challenge to New York State DEC’s denial of the company’s application for a Water Quality Certification.

Company Perspective

The project sponsors said in a statement:

“While we are disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear our case, we are still fully committed to pursuing our primary avenue of relief, which is the pending rehearing request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of its order denying our petition for declaratory order that New York failed to act within “a reasonable period of time” on Constitution’s Section 401 application and any necessary appeal to the D.C. Circuit.  We continue to believe that this FERC-approved project should be allowed to proceed with construction. The Constitution Pipeline is much-needed energy infrastructure designed to bring natural gas to a region of the country that this past winter experienced the highest natural gas prices in the world.”