Letter to the Editor on new pipeline proposal published by Schoharie News:
In November 2012, I refused to give Constitution Pipeline (CP) permission to survey my land and will continue to do so. This dangerous high-pressure interstate gas pipeline would ruin my property as well as that of my neighbors. The fight to stop them has been fierce and the outcome undecided.
In June of 2014, to my dismay, I received a package about the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Energy Direct Project, announcing an even larger pipeline, again asking for permission to survey.
They enclosed a map of my property. At first glance it looked like CP's map. Upon closer inspection I saw a slight difference. The pipelines appear to be parallel running side by side about 100 feet apart.
My message is that once there's a pipeline, many more will follow. The pipelines will spawn heavy industry and fracking.
The best way to stop this destruction of our way of life is to refuse all access and state that you will fight them. Spread the word… it’s essential.
Davenport Town Board Tells FERC NO
Kudos to the Davenport Town Board and Supervisor Dennis Valente for sending a clear, sharply worded resolution to FERC stating opposition to the Constitution Pipeline. Further, the resolution states that any actions by Constitution Pipeline to route the line through the Town of Davenport will meet vigorous opposition.
This was the third night in a row for the FERC team, and they looked tired but determined. Williams again bussed in union workers from Rome and Newburgh to pack the room and dominate the speakers list. Judging from their comments, most of which we’d already heard in Oneonta on the previous evening, none of them have actually read the DEIS that they were supposed to be commenting upon. Most simply said that the DEIS was complete and adequate, and then moved on to fantasize about jobs and economic salvation for upstate NY.
http://www.stopthepipeline.org/take-action-now/send-comments-to-ferc/instructions-on-how-to-comment-on-fercs-website-without-registering/Picture this going through your property.
Three individuals identifying themselves as working for CP attempted to trespass on land on Brick House (Hill) Road- land they do not have permission to survey.
Mark E Archambault, local resident, discusses issue around getting a mortgage from SFCU, Community Bank, and NBT bank.
"All Banks said they would not consider a Mortgage loan for my property if indeed a pipe line lease and pipe line existed on this property. The loan officers said this would be because of their liability on the property."
Not even FERC can get information and answers from insurance companies as to how this pipeline could potentially affected landowners.
I was a proponent of the Constitution Pipeline since its inception. And thought it was a great thing for the area. But after dealing with the people from the gas company, I have come to the realization they only care about the stockholders and wall street.