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Days after federal regulators approved plans for a $750 million Constitution Pipeline to carry hydrofracked natural gas from Pennsylvania into New York, many reluctant landowners along the 124-mile route got letters from developers threatening to seize access to land through eminent domain, the Albany Times Union is reporting today.

A copy of the letter, obtained by the newspaper, tells property owners who have refused to sell rights-of-way for the Constitution Pipeline that they have until Wednesday to accept offered prices before developers take them to court to force such sales for possibly less money.


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Putting the Community Back Into the Newspaper

Now through July 31st, new or lapsed annual subscribers to the hard copy “Freeman’s Journal” (which also includes unlimited access to, or electronically to, can also give back to one of their favorite Otsego County charitable organizations.

$5.00 of your subscription will be donated to the nonprofit of your choice:

Cooperstown Farmers’ Market, Cooperstown Food Pantry, Greater Oneonta Historical Society or Super Heroes Humane Society.