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.