ORGANIZATIONS OBJECT TO CONSTITUTION PIPELINE
The organizations including Catskill Mountainkeeper, Citizen Action, the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, Earthjustice and the Sierra Club say the evaluation of the pipeline is not good enough. They say it’s not a full environmental review of the project, which will have negative impacts on wildlife and homes, which could impact homeowners insurance and future mortgages.
“FERC hasn’t stopped any of these pipelines that have been proposed in recent history. They approve them carte blanche. We’re talking about something serious here, about using eminent domain to take public property. That’s under the conditions of public good. They have not adequately shown public good,” said Wes Gillingham of Catskill Mountainkeeper.
Opponents of the pipeline believe that ultimately gas companies are looking to transport gas to the east coast and overseas to open up new markets, which would help drive up the price of gas. They also want FERC to extend the comment deadline.