Gov. Cuomo, Deny the 401

Governor Cuomo and DEC Commissioner Seggos can stop this!

A Call To Action from People, Not Pipelines

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We have recently learned that trees are falling not only in Pennsylvania, BUT IN NEW YORK STATE TOO. 

How can this be? NYS DEC hasn’t granted Constitution Pipeline a 401 Water Quality Certificate, FERC hasn’t issued a Notice to Proceed, and NYS Attorney General Schneiderman wrote forcefully that the felling of trees would constitute the start of construction. But miles of trees along the proposed pipeline route have already been cut in New York. Are landowners trying to salvage the valuable timber they anticipate losing, even though this pipeline may never be approved?  Did “Constitution” pressure landowners to cut their trees? Did Constitution contractors do the cutting? Whatever the reason, those trees — both in Pennsylvania and in New York State — have been cut for no good reason.

As you may have already heard, Constitution Pipeline announced on Thursday that it will delay its projected “in-service” date from late 2016 to late 2017. But OUR GOAL REMAINS THE SAME — FOR CUOMO TO DENY THE 401. Here’s the timeline: Cuomo has until the end of April to deny the 401. If he doesn’t, the project will move forward. That means we have JUST 6 WEEKS TO STOP THIS PIPELINE and all the dirty infrastructure that would follow in its wake.

Look at the damage that’s already been done. Not only in Pennsylvania, where Constitution Pipeline cut down a family’s maple sugar bush and thousands of other treesbut now in New York State, too. 

 

We are grateful to Governor Cuomo and the DEC Commissioner Seggos for not granting a 401 Water Quality Certificate so far.

Now they need to DENY THE 401 once and for all!

  1. CALL GOVERNOR CUOMO:877-235-6537 or 518-474-8390

     Message: 

– DENY the 401 Water Quality Certificate for Constitution Pipeline once and for all!

 

  1. CALL DEC COMMISSIONER SEGGOS: 518-402-8545

     Message: 

– DENY the 401 Water Quality Certificate for Constitution Pipeline once and for all!

  1. FOLLOW UP WITH AN EMAIL TO DEC COMMISSIONER SEGGOS

(cut and paste the message below, or write your own):

TO: basil.seggos@dec.ny.gov

CC: eric.schneiderman@ag.ny.gov

Dear Commissioner Seggos,

New York State deserves a future free of dirty fossil fuel infrastructure.

I call on you to DENY THE 401 for Constitution Pipeline and lead us to a truly renewable energy economy.

The time is now!

Sincerely,

Name:

Address:

  1. AND EMAIL THE SAME MESSAGE TO GOVERNOR CUOMO  on his contact page: www.governor.ny.gov/contact

Dear Governor Cuomo,

New York State deserves a future free of dirty fossil fuel infrastructure.

I call on you to DENY THE 401 for Constitution Pipeline and lead us to a truly renewable energy economy.

The time is now!

Sincerely,

Name:

Address: