Take action to contact Governor Cuomo and your elected congressional members by phone and email.

Let them know your thoughts about the proposed “Constitution” pipeline.

Call Governor Andrew Cuomo

518-474-8390

Email Governor Andrew Cuomo

Email The Governor

Call DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens

518-402-8545

Email DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens

Email DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens

Call Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

800-771-7755 or 212-416-8000

Email Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

Email Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

Call Commissioner of Health Dr. Howard Zucker

518-474-2011

Email Commissioner of Health Dr. Howard Zucker

Email Commissioner of Health Dr. Howard Zucker

Call Senator Kristen Gillibrand

202-224-4451

Email Senator Kristen Gillibrand

Email Senator Gillibrand

Call Senator Charles Schumer

202-224-6542

Email Senator Charles Schumer

Email Senator Schumer

Call Congressman Chris Gibson

202-225-5614

Email Congressman Chris Gibson

Email Congressman Gibson

Talking Points for Phone Calls and Emails

  • New Yorkers are against this pipeline.
    – Over 8,000 written comments were delivered to NYS DEC opposing the project.
    – NYers are outraged that an out-of-state company might be allowed to sieze land by eminent domain for private profit.
  • The pipeline could cause a substantial increase in storm related damage.
    – This area of central NY is prone to extreme storms caused by climate change.
    – Prior storms have caused billions of dollars in damage to NY.
    – The NYS DEC commented on the “catastrophic erosion events witnessed by NYSDEC staff in previous pipeline installations. . .”
    – Governor Cuomo has seen this devastation in person and commented during the 2013 State of the State, “There is a 100 year flood every 2 years now.”

  • Project has extensive environmental problems.
    – 6 state and federal agencies said the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement was incomplete.
    – How could the pipeline be allowed to be built when the NYS DEC described the Environmental Impact Statement deficient?
    – The pipeline would cross 277 bodies of water and 11 miles of wetlands.

  • Very little of the fracked gas carried by the pipeline would be used in NYS or New England.
    – Existing pipelines at the “Constitution’s” termination point are constrained to the east and south.
    – Bulk of the gas would be exported to Canada.

  • Economic problems with NYS relying on fracked gas for it’s future energy needs.
    – Gas prices will rise if NYS encourages more gas use by investing in and relying on additional gas infrastructure.
    – Gas prices will go up when already planned gas export facilities are approved.
    – Prices will rise if NYS builds gas-fired power plants, converts heavy transport to LPG, etc.
    – Gas reserves in the Marcellus formation of PA are projected to peak within 18 years.

  • NY needs to invest in renewable green energy instead
    – Frack gas infrastructure projects will prevent the state from shifting to renewables.
    – Renewables create more jobs that fossil fuels.
    – Frack gas infrastructure projects run counter to the spirit of NY’s Clean Energy Plan.

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