DEC Denies_DailyStarDEC denies pipeline permit

The Daily Star – By Denise Richardson Staff Writer April 23, 2016

Anne Marie Garti, a co-founder of Stop the Pipeline in 2012, said opponents are grateful to all the parties and efforts that resulted in the rejected permit.

“I might say it’s one of the happiest days of my life,” Garti said Friday night. “Everyone said we couldn’t do it, but we did it.”. . .

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.

Garti said Stop the Pipeline has directed grass-roots opposition through a legal strategy into thousands of comments to the FERC and the DEC to build a record that would help support lawsuits against the project.

Residents in a community know their environment better than regulators do, she said.

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