State officials have decided to ban hydrofracking within New York, but battles continue over the infrastructure projects that support the natural gas industry. One such project is the 124-mile Constitution Pipeline, which would carry natural gas from Pennsylvania to lines in New York state that run on to northeastern cities.
The project was first proposed in 2012. Federal regulators approved it in December. It would start in Susquehanna County and pass through parts of Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Schoharie Counties in New York.
The project has seen intense opposition since it began, with the group organized against it encouraging landowners along the route to refuse access to their land. New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation is now conducting its own review.