by Courtney Williams, LoHud Opinion
In November, Sen. Charles Schumer spoke out to protect children from the dangers of laundry detergent. In July, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand issued a press release regarding the “severe risks” that microbeads in face wash pose to fragile ecosystems.
But where do they stand on the Spectra Algonquin Pipeline Expansion? Neither senator has taken a position on the massive expansion through the Hudson Valley, within miles of Schumer’s Peekskill office and Gillibrand’s Mahopac office. Spectra has three proposed pipeline expansions that would cut a swath of heavy construction from Rockland to the Connecticut border. If detergents and face wash warrant public outcry and action from the senators, why doesn’t this natural gas pipeline?