Sample DEC comment on DEC budget constraints

Consider the fact that the Constitution Pipeline’s request for approval of a 401 Water Quality certificate under the Clean Water Act will hand over to the gas industry, whose only mission is economic profit, the DEC’s responsibility to protect our water, and will dismiss the DEC’s mission of ensuring the health and safety of the people of Region 4. The DEC is not in the business of providing economic opportunities at the expense of our environment; therefore, our citizens, our wildlife, our birds, our fish, our woods, hills, streams, lakes, etc. will be greatly threatened should you choose to issue this 401 permit to Constitution Pipeline.

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