Officials, Citizens Demand Better Environmental Impact Statement for Pipeline

by Courtney Williams (Patch Letter to the Editor)

Monday was the final day for public comment on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) Expansion. As expected, a flood of comments poured in from citizens, elected officials, non-profits, opposition groups, and New York State permitting agencies.

The public outcry against this project was reflected by the comments- with the main crux being that the DEIS is missing reams of information necessary to understand the impact this massive pipeline will have on the health, safety, and financial well-being of the thousands that live along its route.

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