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Rensselaer legislators respond to pipeline with water law

Aug 20, 2015 12:03 am
Kenneth C. Crowe II reports in the Albany Times-Union that both Republican and Democratic legislators in Rensselaer County are backing the Drinking Water Protection Law, which is being proposed in response to the Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline that would run through Nassau, Schodack, and Stephentown. The proposed Northeast Energy Direct 36-inch pipeline would pass through Schoharie, Albany, and Rensselaer counties on its way to metropolitan Boston. County Legislator Mark Fleming (D-Troy) said, "Albany County has a very similar law. It's what should be done." Legislator Judith Breselor (R-Sand Lake) said, "We want to be sure any local law introduced is focused on preventing harmful effects from the pipeline project, and can withstand any legal challenges." Read the full story in the Albany Times-Union.