Constitution Pipeline

Constitution Pipeline Project Ends As Builder Cites 'Diminished' Return On Investment

Feb 25, 2020
Jon Hurdle / StateImpact Pennsylvania

A pipeline builder has dropped a controversial project that would have routed fracked natural gas from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale into New York.

The Constitution Pipeline got federal approval in 2014, and officials thought it would be delivering natural gas to New York as soon as the following year.

Reid Frazier / Allegheny Front

President Donald Trump wants to make it easier for companies to transport natural gas from places like Pennsylvania to the Northeast.

Marie Cusick / StateImpact PA

In March 2016, workers for one of the nation’s largest natural gas pipeline companies cut down a large swath of maple trees in Susquehanna County–a rural patch of northeastern Pennsylvania.