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Heath Knakmuhs

It is no secret that New York has become openly hostile to energy infrastructure.  Led by Governor Andrew Cuomo and well-organized allies in the activist community, the state has worked to block permitting and construction of a number of pipelines that would deliver affordable energy to citizens throughout the Northeast.  This is one reason why New York consumers pay a 40% premium for electricity compared to the national average, and manufacturing and industrial investment lags behind most other states.  If you don’t build it, they won’t come. 

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On March 12, 2018, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA” or the “Agency”) under Section 126 of the Clean Air Act (the “Act” or “CAA”) (the “Petition” or “NY Petition”).  New York claims it cannot or will not achieve and maintain compliance with the 2008 and the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (“NAAQS”) for ozone.