From a hydrologist with 40 years of professional experience: I have two concerns about the Constitution Pipeline: (1) proper flood planning, and (2) leakage problems in karst terrain. Click here to download the pdf of this document (if the file does not load to the right.)
The withdrawal of millions of gallons of clean water from any stream, let alone two protected trout and trout-spawning streams, would be a violation of DEC §703.2 Narrative water quality standards for flow. The replacement of this formerly clean water after hydrostatic testing with water now contaminated with oil, drill cuttings, biocides and other unknown substances would be a violation of DEC §703.2 Narrative water quality standards for Taste-, color-, and odor-producing, toxic and other deleterious substances; for suspended, colloidal and settleable solids; and for oil and floating substances.
This letter is in regard to the use and impacts of herbicides and how vegetation management in rights-of-way (ROWs) have many risks.
The FEIS mentions the words invasive species (IS) one-hundred eighty-five times. What is an invasive species?