Gov. Andrew Cuomo didn’t tip his hand on whether the Department of Environmental Conservation will approve a controversial Williams pipeline project in the New York City area.

A deadline for the decision is coming tonight from the DEC.

“They’ve done a lot of work,” Cuomo said during an unrelated stop at Bethpage. “It’s important decision. There’s pros and cons to the pipeline, depending on who you talk to.”

Cuomo said the decision is being made by the DEC’s determination of the environmental impact of the project.

“I told them make the decision on the facts, not on the politics,” Cuomo said. “That’s what they’re going to be doing. I’m not involved in the decision-making process.”

The project is backed by the New York Business Council and labor unions like the AFL-CIO and its affiliates. But environmental groups have opposed it, pointing to the plan that would carry natural gas through the pipeline.