August 07, 2015

Constitution Pipeline Rally at Albany

Join together in Albany on Tuesday August 11 for an emergency press event at the LOB and action outside the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) offices in downtown Albany to call on Governor Cuomo and DEC reject the proposed Constitution Pipeline. This pipeline is specifically being built to ship gas from Pennsylvania to the highest paying markets, including Canada. From there it can be shipped overseas. We can’t let this fracked gas that is poisoning our neighbors in PA to be transported through our beautiful state!

The pipeline company has publicly stated that DEC would make a decision in July on its application for a ‘401 water quality certificate’, which it needs to build the Constitution Pipeline. Now that it’s August, we are all concerned that a decision could come down any day. Since FERC has conditionally approved the pipeline, DEC’s rejection of the “401 water quality certificate” is the last chance that we have of stopping this dangerous pipeline from:

-destroying over a 1,000 acres of beautiful forests & farms,
-clear cutting over 700,000 trees,
-crossing 277 waterways in upstate New York,
-putting our communities and public safety at risk,
-allowing pipeline corporations to seize land from NY residents through eminent domain.
We all know that one pipeline leads to another. Already, another pipeline company has proposed another pipeline - the Northeast Energy Direct (NED) - to be located about 50 feet away from the proposed Constitution, which would require everything to be torn up again, and another massive strip of land seized and cleared. Both proposed pipelines - the Constitution and the NED - will be crossing the same waterways and DEC should do a cumulative study of the water quality impacts of both projects NOW.

Please join us at this critical moment in Albany to call on Governor Cuomo and DEC deny the water quality certificate and Stop the Pipeline!   RSVP on Facebook  (See full details on the Events page)

Sponsored by, New Yorkers Against Fracking, Stop the Constitution Pipeline, Frack Action, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Food & Water Watch - New York, Sierra Club

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