Jim and Ruth Sickler
Not everyone in the area is anti-fracking or anti-pipeline. Constitution Pipeline has promised jobs to the local community and a payoff to homeowners who sign a contract with them. Franklin is located in Delaware County, one of the poorest counties in New York State, having once been primarily an agricultural area.
Jim and Ruth Sickler are homeowners who have signed a contract agreement with the pipeline. While the Sicklers have received their payoff from the Constitution pipeline company, there is still a lot of uncertainty for them with the addition of the second pipeline.