This Tuesday, August 11, 2015, there will be a press event and DEC action in downtown Albany related to the Constitution Pipeline. Please come and show your support! Rejecting this proposal will be a step in the right direction in the fight against this and other fracked gas pipelines proposed across NY.
Join us in Albany on Tuesday for an emergency press event and action outside the Department of Environmental Conservation offices in downtown Albany to call on Governor Cuomo and the DEC reject the proposed Constitution Pipeline. This pipeline is specifically being built to ship fracked gas from Pennsylvania to the highest paying markets, including Canada. From there it can be shipped overseas. We can’t let this fracked gas that is poisoning our neighbors in PA to be transported through our beautiful state!
-destroying over a 1,000 acres of beautiful forests & farms
-clear cutting over 700,000 trees,
-crossing 277 waterways in upstate New York,
-putting our communities and public safety at risk,
-allowing pipeline corporations to seize land from NY residents through eminent domain.
The pipeline company has publicly stated that DEC would make a decision in July on its application for a ‘401 water quality certificate’, which it needs to build the Constitution Pipeline. Now that it’s August, we are all concerned that a decision could come down any day. Since FERC has conditionally approved the pipeline, DEC’s rejection of the “401 water quality certificate” is the last chance that we have of stopping this dangerous pipeline from:We all know that one pipeline leads to another. Already, another pipeline company has proposed another pipeline – the Northeast Energy Direct (NED) – to be located about 50 feet away from the proposed Constitution, which would require everything to be torn up again, and another strip of land seized and cleared. Both proposed pipelines – the Constitution and the NED – will be crossing the same waterways and DEC should do a cumulative study of the water quality impacts of both projects NOW.
Please join us at this critical moment in Albany to call on the DEC to deny the water quality certificate and Stop the Pipeline!
What: Emergency Press Event in Albany and DEC Action to Stop the Constitution Pipeline!
When and Where: Tuesday, August 11th
11AM – Press Conference at Legislative Office Building (LOB) – LCA Press Room, 198 State Street, Albany, NY 12210
12PM– Action Outside DEC Headquarters, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233
We will meet for a press conference at the State Capitol Building in the Legislative Office Building LCA press room at 11am and at noon we will walk over to DEC with signs, puppets and a giant stream of water to have our voices heard!