Pray With Your Feet

by Chris Hedges for truthdig MONTROSE, N.Y.—It was 6:30 in the morning and George Packard, dressed in a dark suit, a purple clerical bib and a clerical collar, was at church. Or, rather, at what has become church for the retired Episcopal bishop, activist and highly decorated Vietnam War veteran. Packard stood with 20 other protesters…

9 Arrested Protesting AIM Pipeline in Westchester County, NY

Amy Goodman for Democracy Now Following the defeat of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, environmentalists continue to oppose other oil and gas pipelines across the country. Here in New York, nine people were arrested when protesters blocked the entrance to a wareyard in Montrose in protest of a Spectra Energy pipeline. The protesters say the AIM pipeline…

Algonquin pipeline opponents arrested after blocking construction

by Akiko Matsuda for The Journal News MONTROSE – Nine people were arrested Monday morning after blocking the entrance to Spectra Energy’s parking lot for the Algonquin pipeline construction. State police spokeswoman Trooper Melissa McMorris said police were dispatched at about 6:30 a.m. to 207 Albany Post Road, Route 9A, where dozens of people were protesting the ongoing pipeline construction. (View…

Fracking Opponents Shift Their Focus to Gas Pipelines

by Karen Dewitt for WXXI Hydrofracking has been banned in New York State for nearly a year now,  but opponents of the natural gas extraction process have other concerns, including new pipelines. Opponents of hydrofracking are now focusing on gas pipelines that conduct fracked gas from other states underneath New York. 30,000 people signed petitions…

Pipeline foes urge Albany to halt the Algonquin project

by Akikio Matsuda for LoHud Opponents of the Algonquin natural gas pipeline expansion delivered 30,000 petition signatures to Albany on Tuesday, calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to halt the project. Petitioners also asked the state to conduct an independent risk assessment of potential hazards from the natural gas pipeline that runs close to nuclear reactors at Indian Point in Buchanan. (View full report here)

Legislators aim to stop pipeline project

New12 Westchester BUCHANAN – There’s a last ditch effort being waged to prevent a controversial gas pipeline project from going ahead in the Hudson Valley. Several Hudson Valley legislators and residents are asking the EPA to reconsider work permits granted to Spectra Energy. At a rally in Buchanan yesterday, the group claimed the plan is…

Stewart-Cousins Raises Concerns With Pipeline

from State of Politics Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins this week sent a letter to federal regulators urging them to halt the construction of a pipeline being constructed near the Indian Point nuclear plant. In the letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Norman Bay, Stewart-Cousins asks for work to cease on the project before an independent…

Algonquin Pipeline work raises concerns

by Kathy Kahn for the Rockland County Times Plans to expand existing pipeline next to Indian Point being aggressively fought. The Federal Energy Regulatory Committee on July 29 gave the go-ahead to Spectra Energy to start expanding its compressor station in Stony Point, adding two new ones and upgrading the existing compressor station, much to…

Pipeline critics leave NRC session with questions unanswered

by Colleen Wilson for Westfair Online Technology problems and miscommunication impeded an effort by boisterous opponents of a natural gas pipeline project in a conference call last week with a federal agency to discuss recently released documents about the project’s approval. The call – which was difficult to hear because of a poor connection –…

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…