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.…

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…