“Gasland” filmmaker to screen new doc at Manhattanville Monday

by Kevin Phelan for The Journal News PURCHASE – Josh Fox, the Academy Award-nominated documentarian behind the “Gasland” films, will be at Manhattanville College Monday for a free screening of his new film, “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change,” and to lead a discussion. “We’ll be screening…

Cuomo Seeks to Halt Spectra Gas Line Work Near Nuclear Plant

Jonathan Crawford for Bloomberg News New York Governor Andrew Cuomo urged federal energy regulators on Monday to suspend construction on a Spectra Energy Corp. natural-gas pipeline that he said may pose safety risks because of its proximity to a nuclear power plant. Work on an expansion of the Algonquin gas pipeline should be suspended until the…

Spectra defies Cuomo: ‘Algonquin pipeline will continue’

By BRYAN FUMAGALLI for The Peekskill Post On Monday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for work on the Algonquin Pipeline to be halted due to its proximity to Indian Point, pending a safety risk analysis by multiple state agencies. On Monday afternoon, a spokesperson for Spectra Energy, the pipeline’s owner, told The Peekskill Post that “Algonquin pipeline…

NY Gov. Urges FERC To Halt $971M Pipeline Project

By Keith Goldberg for Law360 New York (February 29, 2016, 3:01 PM ET) — New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to block construction of a $971 million gas pipeline project running through New York to New England, saying that his state needs to evaluate the project’s safety risks, especially…

Stop the Algonquin Pipeline

by Linda Perry (WBAI News) Governor Cuomo asked the Federal Government to Stop the Algonquin Pipeline near Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. He ordered an immediate independent safety analysis due to the proximity to the troubled Indian Point Nuclear Power Plants in Buchanan, New York. Activists are rejoicing over this. Courtney Williams, a spokesperson for ResistAIM said “We strongly support…

Cuomo to feds: Stop Algonquin pipeline for more safety review

By Casey Seiler, Capitol bureau chief Albany Times Union Gov. Andrew Cuomo, never a fan of the Indian Point Nuclear Facility, has commanded four state agencies — the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Public Service Commission, Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Department of Health — to issue a letter calling on the Federal…

Eleven arrested in pipeline protest

from News12 BUCHANAN – Eleven people were arrested this morning while protesting a drill site for the AIM pipeline. Some members of the ResistAim Pipeline group had to be carried away by state troopers from the front of Spectra Energy’s construction site just a few hundred feet from the Indian Point nuclear plant in Buchanan. (View…

Arrests: Pipeline Foes Block Worksites in Cortlandt

By Lanning Taliaferro (Patch Staff) Eleven opponents of the Algonquin pipeline expansion were arrested Monday morning during a protest in Cortlandt. This is the second time a group of protesters was arrested for halting work on the pipeline: a group blocked access to their construction yard Nov. 9. (View full report)

Cuomo: Halt Algonquin pipeline; gov. cites Indian Point

by Joseph Spector for LoHud ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday urged the federal government to halt construction of the Algonquin natural gas pipeline, citing the potential dangers of its proximity to the Indian Point nuclear plant. In a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Cuomo administration urged the agency to postpone…

Cops: 11 arrested in Algonquin pipeline protest

by Matt Spillane for LoHud CORTLANDT – Protesters arrived with signs in hand and left in handcuffs Monday after blocking the entrance to the Algonquin pipeline construction site, police said. Eleven people were arrested in Verplanck, where they blocked two entrances to Spectra Energy’s work areas for the Algonquin natural gas pipeline project, state police…

Plan to Expand a Pipeline at Indian Point Raises Concern

by Lisa W. Fodoraro BUCHANAN, N.Y. — Every so often, catastrophes prompt fresh worries about the Indian Point nuclear power plant, whose twin domes loom over the Hudson River about 45 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. In 2001, the terror attacks on Sept. 11 spurred calls to shut down the two reactors here, amid concern of a…