State rejects Constitution natural gas pipeline on environmental grounds By Brian Nearing April 22, 2016 For the second time in a week, a major natural gas pipeline project in the state appears to have hit the rocks. . . . “We, the people, won through a mix of strategic planning, focused organizing, and sheer determination […]
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The DEC said that in addition to reviewing Constitution’s application and supporting materials, it also considered more than 15,000 public comments before reaching a decision.
ALBANY The Cuomo administration has denied the water quality permits for a controversial pipeline in what has become another primary test of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s environmental legacy. . . .
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DEC had repeatedly requested that Constitution provide a comprehensive and site-specific analysis of depth for pipeline burial to mitigate the project’s environmental impact but the company refused providing only a limited analysis of burial depth for 21 of the 250 New York streams. Pipes can become exposed in stream beds if not buried deeply enough, and corrective action can further damage the stream and impact water quality. . . .
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ALBANY, N.Y. New York environmental regulators have rejected a critical permit needed for a major natural gas pipeline project, saying the project fails to meet standards that protect hundreds of streams, wetlands and other water resources in its path. . . .
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Today, officials from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the denial of the Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the proposed Constitution Pipeline.. . .
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Eminent domain is theft. Do not steal my land.