Sample Letters

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(1) proper flood planning, and (2) leakage problems in karst terrain

From a hydrologist with 40 years of professional experience: I have two concerns about the Constitution Pipeline: (1) proper flood planning, and (2) leakage problems in karst terrain. Click here to download the pdf of this document (if the file does not load to the right.)

(1) proper flood planning, and (2) leakage problems in karst terrain 2018-01-17T16:49:55+00:00

Water Withdrawal

The withdrawal of millions of gallons of clean water from any stream, let alone two protected trout and trout-spawning streams, would be a violation of DEC §703.2 Narrative water quality standards for flow. The replacement of this formerly clean water after hydrostatic testing with water now contaminated with oil, drill cuttings, biocides and other unknown substances would be a violation of DEC §703.2 Narrative water quality standards for Taste-, color-, and odor-producing, toxic and other deleterious substances; for suspended, colloidal and settleable solids; and for oil and floating substances.

Water Withdrawal 2018-01-17T16:49:55+00:00

Is the Constitution Pipeline project reasonable and necessary?

This letter is in regard whether or not the Constitution Pipeline project is reasonable and necessary, whether or not it will endanger the health, safety or welfare of the people of the State of New York, and whether or not it will cause unreasonable, uncontrolled or unnecessary damage to the natural resources of the state, including soil, forests, water, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, and aquatic and land related environment.

Is the Constitution Pipeline project reasonable and necessary? 2018-01-17T16:49:56+00:00

Williams fined $388,694 in 2013 — highest fines of any oil and gas company in the PA

In Pennsylvania, Williams builds gathering and transport pipelines via three subsidiaries: Williams Field Services, Laurel Mountain Midstream, and Laser Northeast Gathering. Through these subsidiaries, The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), fined Williams $388,694 in 2013 -- the highest fines of any oil and gas company in the state.(1)

Williams fined $388,694 in 2013 — highest fines of any oil and gas company in the PA 2018-01-17T16:49:56+00:00

Williams consistently & repeatedly violates Permit conditions

According to a 2013 Compliance Report issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Williams, through three pipeline subsidiaries, was charged the most fines of any oil and gas company in the state. The report documented that "Williams Field Services" was levied the second highest fine in the state at $169, 648. The DEP [...]

Williams consistently & repeatedly violates Permit conditions 2018-01-17T16:49:56+00:00

The FEIS fails to adequately document wetland disruption

The removal of wetlands, or their relocation to other areas, will increase the impact of future storm events. According to the DEC, a project must not cause unreasonable, uncontrolled or unnecessary damage to the natural resources of the state, including soil, forests, water, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, and aquatic and land-related environment.

The FEIS fails to adequately document wetland disruption 2018-01-17T16:49:56+00:00

DEC says it is working to preserve NY’s official State Fish, the brook trout

According to the DEC website, “DEC is working to preserve” New York’s official State Fish, the brook trout.1 The proposed Constitution Pipeline (CP) would interfere with these efforts, not only by tearing across 45 trout streams 84 different times (FEIS, Appendix N; Vol 2 – PDF pgs. 545-553); they would also threaten trout habitat by [...]

DEC says it is working to preserve NY’s official State Fish, the brook trout 2018-01-17T16:49:56+00:00

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