Pipeline for Schoharie, Albany, Renselear counties discussed
Jul 16, 2015 12:04 am
Brian Nearing in the Albany Times-Union reports that more than 60 locals in Nassau July 14 signed up to speak at the first of three public hearins about a proposed natural gas pipeline that would pass through this area from Schoharie County through Albany and Rensselear counties. "They want to move a monster into my neighborhood," said Katy Garrity, a Nassau resident whose property is near a planned 90,000-horsepower compressor station for the pipeline. The story said critics and supporters of the pipeline spoke, but did not quote anyone in favor of the pipeline. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, owned by Houston-based energy company Kinder Morgan, would build the 412 mile pipeline between northern Pennsylvania natural gas hydrofracking fields and Boston. There would be nine compressor stations along the way, including a 90,000-horsepower station off Clarks Chapel Road in Nassau, south of Burden Lake, and another in Schodack. Locally, the pipeline goes east from Wright, in Schoharie County, to an existing Kinder Morgan right of way through Knox, Berne, New Scotland, and Bethlehem, then crosses at the bottom of the Hudson River at Schodack. From there the pipeline would head south of Burden Lake to near the intersection of routes 43 and 66 at the hamlet of Alps. The pipeline continues north of Route 43 in Nassau and Stephentown for 14 miles before crossing into Massachusetts at Hancock. Besides two hearing July 14 and 15 in Nassau, there's a third public hearing at 7 p.m., Thu. July 16 at the Days Inn, 160 Holiday Way in Schoharie. Read the full story in the Albany Times-Union.