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API NY Responds to NESE Water Permit Decision

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ALBANY, May 16, 2019— API New York released the following statement after the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation decision not to issue a water quality permit necessary to begin construction on Williams' Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline project.

“While we are disappointed by the state’s decision, we remain hopeful that this critical infrastructure investment will ultimately move forward following additional review,” said API New York Executive Director Karen Moreau. “Projects like Northeast Supply Enhancement are essential to providing consumers with reliable access to clean, affordable natural gas in the safest, most efficient way possible.”

API New York is a division of API, which represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 600 members produce, process, and distribute most of the nation’s energy. The industry supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 47 million Americans. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization. In its first 100 years, API has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.