Opponents of the Proposed Constitution Pipeline are calling on state law makers to put an end to the project.
The pipeline would transport natural gas through Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Schoharie counties.
A rally was held in Albany this week to call on Governor Cuomo to deny a water quality certification for Constitution.
Delaware River Keeper Maya van Rossum says the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, must wait to approve the pipeline until after New York State determines whether or not it’s safe.
This is required in the state’s Clean Water Act.
She says FERC has ignored the law and is jumping the gun.
“We’re dealing with a situation here where FERC has leap-frogged the State of New York in violation of the law. This is a chronic problem when it comes to these pipeline projects,” she said.
The rally was organized by Stop the Pipeline and 60 other groups joined the effort.
After making speeches at the Capitol, organizers then marched down to the Department of Environmental Conservation headquarters.