Company seeks to clear trees for Constitution Pipeline


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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