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.)
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.
This letter is in regard to the use and impacts of herbicides and how vegetation management in rights-of-way (ROWs) have many risks.
The FEIS mentions the words invasive species (IS) one-hundred eighty-five times. What is an invasive species?
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.
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)
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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 [...]
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.
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 [...]