How the AIM Pipeline Expansion Will Affect New York

Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC Spectra Energy’s proposed AIM (Algonquin Incremental Market) pipeline expansion poses significant environmental, health and safety risks to residents in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Julia Walsh, Campaign Director for Frack Action, and Courtney Williams, a molecular biologist directly affected by the pipeline, talk about the expansion, and Spectra’s plan to install a massive high pressure pipeline 1500 feet…

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…

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…

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Withheld and Misrepresented Critical Information Used to Evaluate and Approve the Siting of the Spectra AIM Pipeline Alongside Indian Point

On Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at the Hendrick Hudson Library in Montrose, NY, at a special presentation to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Petition Review Board, nuclear expert Paul Blanch revealed that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission withheld and misrepresented critical information used to evaluate and approve the siting of the Spectra Algonquin…

Groups protest pipeline project near Indian Point

News12 Westchester PEEKSKILL – Environmental groups and families protested outside Sen. Charles Schumer’s office in Peekskill Monday over what they say is a dangerous pipeline project. The protesters are asking New York’s senior senator to denounce the AIM project, a natural gas pipeline adjacent to Indian Point. The new section of the Spectra Energy pipeline…

Giant Gas Pipeline to Flank NY Nuclear Plant

by Ellen Cantarow for Huffington Post A very large gas pipeline will soon skirt the Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC), an aging nuclear power plant that stands in the town of Cortlandt in Westchester County, New York, 30 miles north of Manhattan. The federal agencies that have permitted the project have bowed to two corporations…

Senators join calls for Algonquin do-over

by Ernie Garcia for The Journal News New York’s two senators have joined the chorus calling on a federal agency to retract its approval of the Algonquin pipeline expansion. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, along with Rep. Nita Lowey, signed a joint letter Friday asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to rescind its March…

NY Elected Officials Ask FERC For AIM Project Rehearing

by Allison Dunne for WAMC Northeast Public Radio New York’s two U.S. senators and a Hudson Valley congresswoman have penned a letter to a federal agency, asking for a rehearing concerning a pipeline expansion project. Local elected officials have been filing similar letters. (View full report here)

Broad Coalition Rallies Against Gas Pipeline Project

By TIM FAULKNER/ecoRI News staff Rhode Island is playing a part in a recent legal challenge to a $1 billion natural-gas pipeline expansion that would run through southern New England. Fossil Free RI is one of nine anti-pipeline groups, two municipalities and several politicians to file formal requests for a court hearing to vacate the…

Do-over hearings urged for Algonquin pipeline expansion

by Ernie Garcia for The Journal News A group of activists and elected officials are asking a federal regulator to reconsider its approval of the Algonquin pipeline expansion. In multiple petitions filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Thursday the applicants argued that FERC’s March 3 approval of a natural gas pipeline expansion running through…