The Clean Water Act gives the New York Department
of Environmental Conservation the power to deny a
water-quality certificate to projects that do not
meet its water-quality standards. There is ample reason to do so. . . .
The Constitution Pipeline is the wrong delivery
system, using the wrong fuel, in the wrong place,
at the wrong time. It promises benefits it can’t
deliver, and will bring costs it neglects to
calculate to water, wildlife, family farms,
tourism and, yes, the earth’s atmosphere. This
month, New Yorkers should let the water guide us and say no.