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…

View: Pipeline’s proximity to Indian Point raises concerns

By Paul Blanch, lohud Re “Engel urges feds to assess cyber security for Algonquin,” Dec. 27 article: The recent revelation of a 2013 cyber attack to the Bowman Dam in Rye Brook was a disturbing confirmation of the vulnerability of our infrastructure. This exposure to an attack received national media attention and a call from Sen. Charles Schumer…

Senators join calls for Algonquin do-over

by Ernie Garcia for The Journal News New York’s two senators have joined the chorus calling on a federal agency to retract its approval of the Algonquin pipeline expansion. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, along with Rep. Nita Lowey, signed a joint letter Friday asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to rescind its March…

Do-over hearings urged for Algonquin pipeline expansion

by Ernie Garcia for The Journal News A group of activists and elected officials are asking a federal regulator to reconsider its approval of the Algonquin pipeline expansion. In multiple petitions filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Thursday the applicants argued that FERC’s March 3 approval of a natural gas pipeline expansion running through…

Pipeline Foes in 4 States Join to Fight Spectra Expansion

By LANNING TALIAFERRO (Patch Staff) Individuals, grassroots groups and towns from New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts have formed a coalition to file a Request for Rehearing in response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of the first phase of Spectra Energy’s expansion program. (View full report here)

NY senators end silence on Algonquin pipeline

by Ernie Garcia for The Journal News New York’s two senators sent a letter Monday to the federal agency considering a natural gas pipeline expansion asking for more public input. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that the Algonquin pipeline expansion in Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties raises many questions. (View…

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND LETTER TO FERC RE: ALGONQUIN PIPELINE

issued by Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Feb 10, 2015 Dear Chairwoman LaFleur, As the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) considers final approval of the Algonquin Incremental Market pipeline expansion (AIM) project, we urge you to ensure that the environmental, safety, and public health concerns of our constituents are thoroughly and substantially addressed…

View: Sens. Schumer, Gillibrand ignore pipeline threats

by Courtney Williams, LoHud Opinion In November, Sen. Charles Schumer spoke out to protect children from the dangers of laundry detergent. In July, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand issued a press release regarding the “severe risks” that microbeads in face wash pose to fragile ecosystems. But where do they stand on the Spectra Algonquin Pipeline Expansion? Neither senator has taken a…