C-CARE calls for more discussion on Constitution Pipeline project

NORWICH – One of Chenango County’s leading coalitions for alternative energy is opposing county support for the Constitution Pipeline, a natural gas delivery system proposed to run through parts of the county.

Chenango Community Action for Renewable Energy (C-CARE) says the County Board of Supervisors failed heedfulness when board members adopted a resolution in December supporting construction of the 124-mile long natural gas pipeline without much discussion.

If built, the Constitution Pipeline would connect existing pipelines in Susquehanna County, Penn. and the Town of Wright in Schoharie County, NY via a route which passes through the Chenango County towns of Afton and Bainbridge.

While most Chenango County officials say the project would be economically beneficial for homes and businesses in those townships, C-CARE is urging officials to probe deeper. In a letter submitted to the board last week, C-CARE Chairperson Kenneth Fogarty expressed concerns that the board may have acted to hastily.

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