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Chatham awaiting news on gas pipeline expansion

May 28, 2014 7:09 am
Emilia Teasdale is reporting in the Columbia Paper five months since being notified, Chatham residents still know very little about plans for a new gas pipeline through the northern part of town. At a recent town board meeting, member Bob Balcom asked town Supervisor Jesse DeGroodt if any updates on the project were available. DeGroodt said he has not heard from the company since the January letter, but did say the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company has "nothing to say yet except that they are working through their permits." In January, board members received letters from Tennessee Gas, a Kinder Morgan company, about the project. The Jan. 9 letter said the company would be contacting landowners in the coming weeks, and would hold outreach meetings. No company outreach has been reported to date. Tennessee Gas already operates a gas pipeline through parts of Columbia County and a compressor station on state Route 66 at the north end of Chatham near the Rensselaer County line. Read the full story in the Columbia Paper.