Pipeline criticism surges in weeks following approval

by Colleen Wilson for Westfair Communications

Lawmakers, grassroots organizations, towns in multiple states and individuals have in the last few weeks called on a federal agency to reconsider its approval of a natural gas pipeline expansion project and are seeking a rehearing in order to halt construction and re-evaluate legal and safety concerns.

The surge of criticism surfaced in the weeks following March 3, when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized Spectra Energy Partners LP, the company constructing the Algonquin Incremental Market Project, to move forward with its plan.

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