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…

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…

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…

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…

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…