Guest Commentary: Expansion of NYSEG pipeline not needed

By Robert Edlund in The Daily Star

Oneonta, NY, August 9, 2019 – Last year, the Otsego County Industrial Development Agency and Sen. Jim Seward met behind closed doors with the president of NYSEG. They cooked up plans for a new pipeline to be paid for by you, NYSEG’s customers. Instead of replacing a 25-mile segment of 8-inch pipe from Norwich with a 10-inch line as previously planned, they want to lay 50 miles of 12-inch pipeline between DeRuyter and Oneonta. This back-room deal could triple the amount of fracked gas to Oneonta and quadruple the cost of simply replacing an old pipeline…