Company seeks to clear trees for Constitution Pipeline

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People opposed to the Constitution Pipeline are worried the company will start work in New York before receiving state approval.

Constitution has sent a request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for approval to cut down trees to make way for the 124-mile pipeline.

It would transfer fracked gas from PA to a larger pipeline in northern New York.

Opponents say the company is jumping the gun on the process because it has not receiving a water quality certification.

According to the DEC’s website, Constitution asserts that the tree removal project does not require a permit.

Furthermore, it agrees to not to cut down trees in certain wetlands and stream crossings.

Constitution is seeking approval by March 2nd.

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