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.
This project would require clear-cutting more than 700,000 trees. Allowing it to proceed would also require digging and blasting through hundreds of pristine Catskills streams—all so a giant corporation can transport fracked gas through New York and on to Canada for export. This pipeline would cost New York millions, if not billions, in increased erosion and flood damage, contaminated water, trout kills, decreased property values and tourism revenue, road and bridge damage, increased safety risks and, ultimately, much higher gas bills. And #natgas kills renewables.
NOTICE: On May 6, 2015, the DEC published a notice in the Oneonta Daily Star that said the deadline for comments regarding permits for the "Constitution" pipeline would be 15 days from the date of that publication - meaning May 21st. Pressed by the STP Steering Committee, the DEC sent a confirmation by email that the deadline for submitting comments to the DEC is now May 21, not May 14.