Northern Access Pipeline Information

Stop the Fracked Gas PipelineAll of us here in WNY should have serious concerns about this fracked gas pipeline. This page is provided as a resource as we move forward to protect our waterways, environment, landowners and communities from this fracked gas project.

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Updated 2019:

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) denied the 401 Water Certification for National Fuel’s proposed Northern Access Pipeline on April 7, 2017. In August 2018 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) overturned NYSDEC’s decision by falsely claiming that NYSDEC did not act in time with their denial. NYSDEC and the Sierra Club are fighting this FERC ruling.

This NYSDEC Request for Stay and Rehearing is NYSDEC’s response to the August ruling. It contains their proof and strong defense that their 401 denial decision was made on time. It also contains the notice of denial which is a valuable tool for information in our work to uphold NYSDEC’s decision based on serious environmental impacts:

NYSDEC Request to FERC for Stay and Rehearing

Information from 2017:

DEC Concerns

NAPL TALKING POINTS                                      Dehydrator Concerns

Concerns Regarding Pipeline                            FAQ Regarding Dehydrator

New Gas Pipelines Could Face EU Test (we should not be creating new markets for heat trapping methane and the foreign market even want this gas as they make the needed transition to renewable energy. Everyone in the world understands the seriousness of climate change except the U.S.

METHANE: NY’s Dirty Addiction to Shale Gas– Cornell Professors Howarth, Ingraffea and Schue with recent report showing the extremely dangerous situation and trend NY is on with increasing it’s consumption of shale gas since the fracking ban has been put in place.

Ozone From Methane – Health Impacts


Significance of Emissions from Compressor Stations (Grant Application to Study) by David O. Carpenter, MD Director, Institute for Health and the Environment, A Collaborating Centre of the World Health Organization, University at Albany