Fracking Opponents Shift Their Focus to Gas Pipelines

by Karen Dewitt for WXXI

Hydrofracking has been banned in New York State for nearly a year now,  but opponents of the natural gas extraction process have other concerns, including new pipelines.

Opponents of hydrofracking are now focusing on gas pipelines that conduct fracked gas from other states underneath New York. 30,000 people signed petitions against doubling the size of the Algonquin Incremental Market also known as the AIM pipeline. The 21 inch wide gas conduit is located near the Indian Point Nuclear Power plant. The federal government has already approved expanding the pipeline to 42 inches wide.

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