Two pipeline projects that would have crossed the northeast have been scrubbed: activists are now calling for a third pipeline to be stopped.
Politicians and activists have stepped up their efforts to halt Spectra energy’s proposed AIM pipeline that would be routed through the lower Hudson Valley. It’s already been green-lighted by the Federal energy Regulatory Commission, despite Governor Andrew Cuomo’s concerns that it runs very close to the Indian Point nuclear power plant. Downstate leaders including Westchester Assemblywoman Sandy Galef sent FERC a letter demanding the agency respect the state’s authority and jurisdiction in determining AIM’s future.
A Spectra official tells the Times Union the firm intends to proceed with construction. Plans for both the Northeast Pipeline and Constitution Pipeline were shelved last week.