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Residents To Protest East Greenbush Pipeline

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Residents are set to protest tonight at a hearing on a proposed gas pipeline in East Greenbush.

Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline and Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment say they'll protest outside the 6 p.m. meeting of National Grid’s public hearing at The Red Barn on Town Park Road in Rensselaer County.

Activist Ruth Foster says the utility hasn't released enough information about the pipeline plan.  "We're calling for an extension of the time we can submit comments. And we're calling for another meeting to be held in about two months after we've had a chance to review the project."

Foster says there is no gas shortage in East Greenbush, hence no need for a pipeline.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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