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Southern Tier natural gas pipeline will not go forward

A four-year battle is over, and a controversial natural gas pipeline, which would have cut through the Southern Tier will not go forward.

It would have been a 124-mile long pipeline that would have brought natural gas from Pennsylvania into the Southern Tier, before stopping just outside of Albany.

“Williams — with support from its partners, Duke, Cabot and AltaGas — has halted investment in the proposed Constitution project,” the Tulsa-based company said in a statement. “While Constitution did receive positive outcomes in recent court proceedings and permit applications, the underlying risk adjusted return for this greenfield pipeline project has diminished in such a way that further development is no longer supported.”

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission had found last year that the Department of Environmental Conservation made an error while rejecting a permit for the project.

However, that won’t matter now that the project has died.