The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of FERC on the Millennium Pipeline extension, telling both intervenors and the DEC they’re wrong.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled yesterday on Andrew Cuomo’s DEC appeal of FERC’s determination that it had taken too long in acting upon a water quality certification and waived its right to decide. It determined FERC was correct, Cuomo was off the reservation and some wacko intervenors didn’t have a clue. Well, that’s not exactly how the court put it, but that’s how I interpreted it, reading between the lines.
Millennium Pipeline knows how to fight. It’s done business in New York for quite some time and, unlike some other companies, knows the political lay of the land, which is marked by deep chasms, quicksand and toll booths. Nothing in New York is ever as it seems and breathing there is political. Only a company skilled in the ways of New York—hardball 100% of time—can survive, let alone prosper. Millennium Pipeline is doing both and just won a big one at the Second Circuit.