WASHINGTON – The US Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the Constitution Pipeline its appeal for its plans to build a 124-mile-long fracked gas pipeline through the state.
The line, which would travel from Pennsylvania through the western Catskills,
is subject to the state ruling which previously denied a water quality
certificate based on the impacts the pipeline would have on streams and
rivers it would cross.
Catskill Mountainkeeper has been in the forefront of the opposition.
The group’s associate director, Wes Gillingham, said the Supreme
Court “rightfully denied” the appeal.
“As it stands it upheld the lower court decision, which was, New York State has the right to protect its water for its people and its community from the oil and gas industry, and that has been set as a precedent on the national level now,” he said.
Gillingham said the Supreme Court denial is “a huge victory for all New Yorkers.”