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…

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…

Legislators act to fight pipeline

Tina Marie Craven, Lewisboro Ledger Several members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators announced their actions intended to stop the harmful impacts of the Spectra pipeline recently authorized by County Executive Rob Astorino on Sept. 2 during a press conference in Peekskill. View full report