Voicing opinions over Constitution Pipeline

By Jillian Marshall

April 2, 2014 Updated Apr 3, 2014 at 9:51 AM EDT

Afton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The fate of the Constitution Pipeline is still up in the air. On Wednesday residents had the chance to share their opinions to a national organization.

Hundreds packed the auditorium at Afton High School to tell Federal Energy Regulatory Commission members, or FERC, why or why not the Constitution Pipeline should go in.

The 124 mile long pipeline is proposed to run from Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania up to Schoharie County, New York.

The opinions were mixed throughout the crowd.

"There's a lot of better options than this, we don't need to do this, regardless about what people say about jobs, there's other ways to make jobs, there's other things you can do," said William Turechek, of Laurens.

"I want my children to stay here, that's a big reason why I fight so hard for pipelines and natural gas. I grew up in Delaware County and on a dairy farm actually, and I just want to see my children grow up and have values," said Deposit resident Sandra Davis.

If approved, pipeline construction could start as early as January of 2015.

FERC said the comment period ends on Monday, April 7.

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