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.…

WorldLink: Mother vs. pipeline

by Eilis O’Neill for Deutsche Welle WorlLink A US energy company wants to expand and reroute the Algonquin pipeline, which carries shale gas across several eastern states. Fearing for her children’s safety, scientist Courtney Williams is leading the fight against it. (Listen to report here)

NPR National News coverage of SAPE Rally

by Eilis O’Neill for NPR NPR National News coverage of the AIM Pipeline and yesterday’s rally. Coverage starts at 1:20. NPR National News coverage of yesterday’s Rally. Coverage starts at 0:42.

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…