Pilgrim opponents hope to derail pipeline
Apr 29, 2016 12:04 am
William J. Kemble in The Daily Freeman reports opponents of the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline locally are happy about the state denying permits to another nearby proposed pipeline, and about Kinder Morgan canceling another pipeline for economic reasons. “The (state) did a great thing by rejecting the Constitution Pipeline and recognizing that the project directly contradicts New York’s energy goals,” she said. “The same logic applies to Pilgrim, and this proposal should likewise be rejected.” The Department of Environmental Conservation denied permits last week to the proposed 124.14-mile Constitution Pipeline, which would have moved natural gas from Pennsylvania to Schoharie County. Kinder Morgan announced April 20 that it won't build the $5 billion Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through Albany and Rensselaer counties, because of low gas prices. The Pilgrim Pipeline is proposed in New York along 95 miles of the I-87 Thruway right-of-way, with another 25 miles on private property which would be taken over by eminent domain. Protests are planned for May 1 against the pipeline at the state Thruway toll plazas. Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.