A pipeline’s being expanded 400ft from my home – wouldn’t you be worried?

by Courtney M. Williams for The Guardian, Opinion

The Spectra Energy pipeline expansion has been given the go-ahead, but inadequate safeguards make me scared for my children’s health.

The Keystone XL pipeline was vetoed by President Obama last year as being antithetical to the nation’s climate goals. Yet fights against pipelines continue to rage across the country – including 400 feet from my home in New York state, where a proposed pipeline next to the troubled Indian Point nuclear plant has spurred fears of a Fukushima-like scenario, with New York City lying squarely in an evacuation zone.

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