A controversial interstate gas transmission pipeline project slated to bring PA Marcellus Shale gas to NYC and Boston was sent a directive by FERC that it must consider using existing pipeline routes instead. The Oneonta Daily Star attributes the unremarkable suggestion that the developers first consider colocation with existing pipelines, or just running the gas through the existing piplines, to anti-fracking activist Ann Marie Garti:
The suggestion of having the Pennsylvania shale gas reach the Eastern Seaboard through existing pipes had been made to FERC last month by a Constitution Pipeline opponent, Anne Marie Garti of East Meredith. She said she believes the project is unnecessary and would end up taking in gas from hydrofracked New York wells. The pipeline planners have repeatedly said the latter scenario is not under consideration, insisting the system is for gas from Pennsylvania.