View: Sens. Schumer, Gillibrand ignore pipeline threats

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?

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