Third Pipeline Project Under Scrutiny, April 23, 2016

by Dave Lucas for WAMC Two pipeline projects that would have crossed the northeast have been scrubbed: activists are now calling for a third pipeline to be stopped. Politicians and activists have stepped up their efforts to halt Spectra energy’s proposed AIM pipeline that would be routed through the lower Hudson Valley. (View full report…

State lawmakers, in letter, demand feds halt pipeline project

by Akiko Matsuda for LoHud FERC has denied an earlier request by the governor to stop the work. (Photo: Photo courtesy of Erik McGregor) State lawmakers sent a letter Friday to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, requesting on Earth Day that the agency stop the controversial Algonquin natural gas pipeline expansion project until an independent safety risk analysis is completed.…

WorldLink: Mother vs. pipeline

by Eilis O’Neill for Deutsche Welle WorlLink A US energy company wants to expand and reroute the Algonquin pipeline, which carries shale gas across several eastern states. Fearing for her children’s safety, scientist Courtney Williams is leading the fight against it. (Listen to report here)

No to fracking waste here

By Hilary Baum for The Riverdale Press When, at the end of 2014, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a statewide ban on the environmentally unsound practice of fracking — high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing for natural gas — many of us breathed a sigh of relief, only to discover that New York City remains vulnerable to harm…

Indian Point Crisis: Open Letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo

by Mina Hamilton / March 11th, 2016 for Dissident Voice One of the stupidest schemes on the planet has just hit a snag. The plan is for natural-gas giant, Spectra Energy, to construct a new high-pressure, 42-inch gas pipeline in the immediate vicinity of the Indian Point nuclear power plants. The pipeline would carry fracked-gas…

My Turn/Hamilton: Don’t steal our natural beauty

By Mina Hamilton for The Recorder An appeal to Kinder Morgan’s executive chairman On March 16, Tennessee Gas Pipeline, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, filed suit to overturn Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution. Article 97 protects state park and forest land from eminent domain by any entity — unless the Legislature votes to…