Senators join calls for Algonquin do-over

by Ernie Garcia for The Journal News

New York’s two senators have joined the chorus calling on a federal agency to retract its approval of the Algonquin pipeline expansion.

Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, along with Rep. Nita Lowey, signed a joint letter Friday asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to rescind its March 3 decision approving the natural gas line’s expansion.

“Since the decision to approve this project, our offices have continued to receive comments from impacted communities and from local elected officials who have serious concerns about the safety and potentially negative environmental impacts of the proposed pipeline expansion,” the Democratic officials’ letter stated.

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