The Iroquois Pipeline Project: A Study in Federal/State Conflict

  • Frederick M. Lowther
Keywords: Energy Law, Petroleum Law


In this paper, the author reviews the genesis of the Iroquois Pipeline Project, outlines the regulatory authorization process, and discusses the construction of the pipeline and conflicts which arose in New York and Connecticut, prior to and during construction. He then analyzes the litigation arising in the aftermath of construction, specifically the National Fuel decision, as well as future regulatory control over the pipeline.