Algonquin pipeline work would require clearing parkland

by Elizabth Gange for The Journal News

The project to replace more than 15 miles of the Algonquin natural gas pipeline through northern Rockland, Westchester and a corner of Putnam will significantly impact a state park, a county park, several local green spaces, a Boy Scout camp and other recreation facilities.

In order to pull out the old sections of 26-inch pipeline and replace them with 42-inch pipe, workers will have to clear substantial areas of forest to be able to move and stage equipment, potentially felling mature trees, affecting wildlife habitat, disrupting recreation and crossing wetlands.

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