Williams must get the federal government’s approval. They filed their application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in March, and it takes FERC about a year to decide. If approved, the project will directly and indirectly generate 3,186 jobs during the one-year construction period, researchers at the Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy found. Professor Michael L. Lahr and researcher Will Irving were hired by Williams to do the study. According to their work, in New Jersey alone, building the pipeline will generate $239.9 million in additional economic activity (GDP), including 2,411 direct and indirect jobs during construction, $171.9 million in labor income and $16.4 million in local and state taxes.
Patch.com, June 12, 2017