Concerns for the health of the West Virginia northern flying squirrel and the Cheat Mountain salamander are delaying construction of the $ 5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
As Marcellus and Utica shale industry leaders continue awaiting additional pipeline capacity to bolster their ability to ship natural gas to New York City, Chicago and other major markets, six interstate pipeline projects - collectively worth at least $ 15 billion - remain under FERC review.
The projects before FERC include the Atlantic Coast, Rover, Nexus, Mountain Valley, Leach XPress and Mountaineer XPress pipelines.
Commissioners serving on FERC are appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate. Commissioners serve five-year terms and have an equal vote on regulatory matters.Read more by clicking right here.
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