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(1) proper flood planning, and (2) leakage problems in karst terrain

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.)

(1) proper flood planning, and (2) leakage problems in karst terrain2018-01-17T16:49:55-05:00

Water Withdrawal

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.

Water Withdrawal2018-01-17T16:49:55-05:00

Is the Constitution Pipeline project reasonable and necessary?

This letter is in regard whether or not the Constitution Pipeline project is reasonable and necessary, whether or not it will endanger the health, safety or welfare of the people of the State of New York, and whether or not it will cause unreasonable, uncontrolled or unnecessary damage to the natural resources of the state, including soil, forests, water, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, and aquatic and land related environment.

Is the Constitution Pipeline project reasonable and necessary?2018-01-17T16:49:56-05:00