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…

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…