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Dominion New Market Pipeline Quick Action Guide

The proposed $158 million Dominion New Market Pipeline Project involves a massive expansion of an existing 200-mile long pipeline in upstate New York. See: Proposed Dominion New Market Pipeline Map

Dominion and other pipeline firms "are required to apply for and obtain a Water Quality Certification from DEC [Department of Environmental Conservation] indicating that the proposed activity will not violate water quality standards (emphasis added).

Without this key approval, the New Market Project cannot be built.

Write Governor Cuomo Today!!!

Use this self-explanatory letter to require Governor Cuomo to DENY the Section 401 Water Quality Certifications required for the proposed Dominion New Market Pipeline and other fossil fuel infrastructure projects to be built.

Fill in the blanks. Be your eloquent best. Toxics Targeting will forward your letter.

Inform the Governor who you are and why you matter. Spell out academic and professional credentials you have worked so hard to earn. Identify groups you represent. If you have been his supporter, tell him so. Promise to hold him accountable if he does not fulfill your respectful request.

We used this same strategy to kill the 124-mile Constitution Pipeline, at least for now.


Deluge Governor Cuomo with phone calls during business hours at 518 474 8390.

A. Request that Governor Cuomo DENY the New Market Section 401 Water Quality Certification because DEC's spill data document Dominion's existing pipeline and compressor stations caused extensive toxic contamination and water pollution hazards that often were not cleaned up to state standards.

See contamination profiles: Dominion Pipeline (earlier known as CNG) spills

B. Tell the Governor he cannot be considered a climate change leader if he approves more pipelines and other infrastructure projects that perpetuate New York's addiction to fossil fuels for decades to come.

C. Request that Governor Cuomo adopt a moratorium on approvals for pipelines, power plants, storage facilities and other fossil fuel infrastructure projects.

With that goal in mind, please sign our: Coalition Letter Which Requests That Governor Cuomo Adopt a Statewide Moratorium on Fossil Fuel Project Approvals


The New Market Pipeline project received conditional approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on 4/28/16. DEC issued a Notice of Complete Application on 7/6/16. DEC's comment period for this project ends September 12, 2016.

Attend Three Public Hearings:

Date: Monday, August 29, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Morrisville State College
Crawford Hall Room #107
80 Eaton Street
Morrisville, NY 13408

Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Corning Community College
Triangle Lounge
1 Academic Drive
Corning, NY 14830

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Canajoharie Central School District
High School Auditorium
136 Scholastic Way
Canajoharie, NY 13317

Check out our Kill the New Market Pipeline Campaign's Media Coverage

Group cites Dominion spills in asking pipeline permit denial

Proposed Pipleline Project Meets Resistance from Local Environmentalists

Environmental group releases record of spills at pipeline proposed for expansion

Gas pipeline facility in Ithaca has uncleaned spills; now they want to expand it

Local environmentalist: Cuomo should help stop pipeline expansion

News conference 7/29/16 - Dominion Pipeline Borger Compressor Station - Ithaca, NY

Fossil fuel infrastructure targeted