On Wednesday, April 10, President Trump signed an executive order attempting to fast-track permits and approvals for oil and gas pipelines in a direct attack on states’ rights to block dirty and dangerous fossil fuel projects. If he gets his way projects like the Constitution Pipeline--a pipeline that would have damaged important rivers, streams, and wetlands in New York while threatening drinking water quality for thousands of New Yorkers--could be approved.
New Yorkers will not stand by and let the President fast-track pipelines that should not be built, and Catskill Mountainkeeper will fight to protect our communities, just as we did when we fought in the streets and in the courts to stop the Constitution Pipeline before.
But we need your help—can you give $5 or $10 today?
The executive order is a brazen attempt to take away states' rights under the Clean Water Act. New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) relied on the Act to shut down the Constitution Pipeline, a pipeline that would have damaged important rivers, streams, and wetlands. Three separate federal courts upheld DEC’s decision. Additionally, the US Court of Appeals confirmed the DEC’s position, stating the agency made a rational decision. Yet President Trump cited the Constitution Pipeline as the impetus for his Executive Order.
We beat the Constitution before, but if President Trump gets his way it’s hard to say if we would again. Can you donate today to help Catskill Mountainkeeper stay in this fight?
Thank you for any and all support you can provide, and for all you do to stand up to the oil and gas giants who care more about their profits than our clean water.
Wes Gillingham, Associate Director