Algonquin Pipeline Company Urges No Rehearing

Algonquin Gas Transmission, the company hoping to expand their gas pipeline through Rockland, Westchester, and Putnam Counties, is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to ignore officials’ requests for a rehearing on the proposal. United States Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer, as well as Congresswoman Nita Lowey are just some of the officials who wrote to the FERC for a rehearing, asking that the agency take back their approval of the pipeline, stating that the environmental impacts, especially on Westchester’s Blue Mountain Reservation, are too great to move forward. Algonquin Gas responded in a letter to the FERC as well, stating that the reasoning was not enough to prevent the expansion project from moving forward, since the plans meet all federal and state requirements. Many residents in Rockland County have joined with others in the Lower Hudson Valley to express opposition to the pipeline, which will begin in Haverstraw and run through Stony Point, under the Hudson River, and continue through Westchester into Connecticut.

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