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Lopez pushes for nearby gas pipeline

Jul 11, 2012 5:55 am

ABOVE: Constitution Pipeline Company's YouTube video about its proposed 120-mile pipeline passing through Schoharie and Delaware counties.

New York State Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R,C,I-Schoharie) announced his support for the Constitution Natural Gas Pipeline Project that passes through Schoharie and Delaware counties within the Interstate 88 (I-88) corridor. Lopez, in a Tue., July 10 in a press release, supported the project of Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation (headquartered in Houston, Texas) and Williams (an energy infrastructure company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma) for the 120-mile pipeline from Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna County to the Town of Wright in Schoharie County, New York, to connect natural gas supplies in northern Pennsylvania with northeastern markets by 2015. “I believe that siting the pipeline along Interstate 88 is the most practical, expeditious and least controversial option, especially considering that Williams and Cabot already are looking to bring the project very close to this thoroughfare,” said Assemblyman Lopez. “Thoughtful use of the I-88 corridor makes the most sense for all involved, and sets a positive example for further infrastructure investment (i.e. fiber optic placement) along our interstates.” So far no public hearings are planned, but the Constitution Pipeline Company will host a series of informal, open houses where "Pipeline staff, representing a variety of disciplines, are present to listen to landowners, public officials, and other interested stakeholders who attend the meetings," according to Lopez's press release.
Locally they are:
• July 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Delaware County at Franklin Central School, 26 Institute Street, Franklin.
• July 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Schoharie County at Best Western Cobleskill, 121 Burgin Drive, Cobleskill.
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