In August 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) overruled the New York State Department of Conservation’s decision to block Williams' Constitution Pipeline Project. This is a big regulatory victory, but the project needs critical permits before construction can begin, including a CWA 404 permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Help protect thousands of jobs for regional pipeliners! Sign the below petition that we will submit to the Army Corps and other key decision makers at the appropriate time.
*PLEASE NOTE: Local 798 may submit your signature to state and federal regulatory bodies, as well as elected officials to support the Constitution Pipeline Project.
I join Pipeliners Local 798 in expressing support for the Constitution Pipeline Project.
This is an approximate $800 million investment in New York and Pennsylvania’s energy infrastructure network that will deliver cost-effective and clean natural gas to millions of homes and businesses in the region, while generating critical economic activity and supporting thousands of jobs for the regional workforce, many of whom are members of Local 798, a trades union that represents the nation’s most skilled and highly trained industry craftsmen.
This project will immediately play a vital role in New York’s economy and job outlook, directly and indirectly creating thousands of good jobs for the state’s workforce. This is significant, as forty-four percent of the state’s manufacturing jobs currently depend on the natural gas industry.
Williams has demonstrated its commitment to safety and efficiency throughout the planning process by collaborating with impacted community members, stakeholders and state agencies to develop the most responsible pipeline route. The company also developed the Constitution Pipeline Community Grant program to give back to community organizations within the project footprint. The grant program has awarded more than $2 million to hundreds of organizations to date, and project approval will help ensure the program's continued success.
I support the final approval of the Constitution Pipeline Project due to the following key benefits:
- directly and indirectly create 2,400 jobs and generate approximately $130 in new income in the region;
- generate $13 million annually in new sales, income and property tax revenue;
- help the region meet aggressive clean-air goals, particularly New York, where air quality has already reached its cleanest levels since 2013 thanks in large part to increased natural gas use;
- transport enough natural gas to serve over 3 million homes.
The Constitution Pipeline will provide a vital link to the region’s ample supply of natural gas, while supporting good jobs for local craftsmen and generating critical economic activity. This is why I urge the swift approval of this important project.
Constitution Pipeline Project Supporter