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)

Coalition files appeal to federal courts to review Algonquin gas pipeline

By Ryan Deffenbaugh A coalition of New York environmental groups has joined a federal appeal requesting further consideration of the Algonquin natural gas pipeline. Construction has already begun on the project, which is referred to as the Algonquin Incremental Marketing Project by the company behind it, Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC, a subsidiary of Spectra Energy…