FERC Public Meeting In Westchester Regarding Pipeline Concerns

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will host a scoping meeting tonight at 6:30PM at the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center in Yorktown Heights regarding the Atlantic Bridge Project, an expansion of Spectra Energy’s controversial Algonquin Incremental Market gas pipeline which brings natural gas from the Marcellus shale to New England via New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

The scoping meeting is a listening session where community members are being asked to present issues regarding geology and soils, water resources, fisheries, and wetlands, vegetation and wildlife, air quality and noise, endangered species, traffic and transportation, public safety, land use, and the cumulative impact of the proposed pipeline expansion. WRCR spoke with FERC spokeswoman, Tamara Young-Allen who described the purpose of this session, “…Public forum to assist FERC staff in identifying the environmental issues that should be addressed when they conduct their environmental analysis of this proposal once its submitted formally.” The Yorktown meeting is the closest to the Rockland County area, the other three taking place in Connecticut and Massachusetts which precede the application approval. A representative from the Algonquin Gas Transmission may attend the session to answer questions on a general level.

Those who wish to have their comments heard but cannot attend are encouraged to mail in comments or go the FERC website at FERC.gov and choose the eComment or eFiling tab under the “Documents and Filings” tab by the June 11 deadline.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

Please click on the image below to view all snow closings for Rockland County.