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"Now is not the time to rush these projects," said Tong.
"Connecticut has committed to a carbon free electric grid by 2040, but we can't get there with FERC tying our hands," said Tong.
The state asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to take steps to offset risks associated with the Algonquin pipeline's proximity to the nuclear plant, including banning further capacity on the pipeline near the plant while Indian Point is still operational.
Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand want federal regulators to suspend construction on a natural gas pipeline that will run through the Hudson Valley and Connecticut.
After authorization of the the Algonquin natural gas pipeline expansion project by a federal agency, representatives from four states request a rehearing.
Three electricity providers head to federal appeals court, looking to terminate a pricing plan that increased Hudson Valley power rates by 6 to 10 percent.
A public hearing is held on the planned expansion of a natural gas pipeline, which runs through the region, from a 26-inch diameter to a 42-inch diameter.
A U.S. appeals court decides not to delay the rollout of a new pricing plan that would increase electric rates, but a legal challenge to the plan continues.