Anti-fracking activists say New York landowners need only look to Pennsylvania to see the damage done by the proposed Constitution Pipeline.
The pipeline would carry natural gas fracked in Susquehanna County, PA up the Interstate 88 corridor to another pipeline in Schoharie.
The project has received all federal permitting but is waiting for water quality approval from the DEC before proceeding in New York.
Megan Holleran’s family in North Harford, PA had land on their maple syrup farm seized by Constitution through eminent domain.
Holleran says the pipeline company did not consider alternate routes nor did it attempt to work with them to mitigate the impact as required by law.
“It’s insane that a company has this much power to go outside of regulations, not to have to follow any of the rules and to just come out and take your land, and basically, doing so because an executive in an office somewhere drew a line on a map and said that’s where a pipeline is going to go,” she said.
Anti natural gas infrastructure groups have created a new 60 second radio spot urging Governor Cuomo to deny the company’s request for a water quality certificate.