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Ashokan Reservoir
Courtesy of the NYC DEP

A company that sought to build a hydroelectric facility using the Ashokan Reservoir in the Catskills has withdrawn its proposal, citing strong opposition as one reason. While the company intends to propose a similar project elsewhere in the New York City watershed, opponents are celebrating news of the Ashokan project’s demise.

Proposed Pumped Storage layout
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The company behind a proposed hydroelectric project using the Ashokan Reservoir in the Catskills is scrapping the proposal after strong opposition. Instead, the company will start anew, looking at other reservoirs in the New York City watershed to site its energy project. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with the president of Power-Tech Engineers Monday afternoon, minutes after he submitted a formal letter of withdrawal.

Pipes.
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A controversial natural gas pipeline planned for New York is back on the table after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said the project can go forward.

Constitution Pipeline

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a case from Constitution Pipeline over New York’s denial of a key permit. Opponents are claiming victory, but the pipeline company remains committed to seeing the project through.

FERC Denies Constitution Pipeline Petition

Jan 12, 2018
Constitution Pipeline

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission dealt a blow to Constitution Pipeline Thursday, rejecting the company’s petition that asked FERC to find that New York state wrongly denied the project a key permit. The pipeline company plans to fight the decision.

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied calls to reconsider a controversial natural gas pipeline expansion in Western Massachusetts. 

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission could soon reconsider a controversial pipeline expansion in Western Massachusetts.

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied several requests to halt Kinder Morgan’s Connecticut Pipeline Expansion Project in Massachusetts’ Otis State Forest. 

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A former congressman is calling on the inspectors general of two federal agencies to probe the permitting process for a controversial gas power plant project in New York’s Orange County. This follows corruption charges brought by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office in September against two former top aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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A New York congressman has written to President Obama, asking him to intervene in a pipeline project under construction in the Hudson Valley and require an independent risk assessment. Meanwhile, a coalition of groups has asked a federal court to stop the pipeline’s construction.

Courtesy of Millennium Pipeline

A federal regulator has issued an environmental assessment for public comment. The document puts a gas pipeline connection for the CPV plant in Orange County one step closer.

Spectra Energy

More than three dozen New York state lawmakers have signed a letter sent to a federal energy regulator. They want construction halted on a pipeline project until an independent safety risk analysis is completed.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York’s two U.S. senators and a Hudson Valley congresswoman have penned a letter to a federal agency, asking for a rehearing concerning a pipeline expansion project. Local elected officials have been filing similar letters.

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A U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the creation of a new capacity zone implemented last year. Two New York Congressman who have been fighting against the zone are voicing disappointment.

FERC Okays AIM Project

Mar 4, 2015
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A federal agency has given the green light for a Northeast pipeline expansion project that includes portions of the Hudson Valley.

Constitution Pipeline Contacts NY Landowners

Dec 9, 2014
Constitution Pipeline

A legal back-and-forth has begun over letters sent to landowners along a proposed natural gas pipeline route in New York. The letters say litigation could begin later this week if landowners do not allow the pipeline company access to rights of way. An attorney representing pipeline opponents has responded.

A group of concerned landowners plan to voice their opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline expansion in southwestern Massachusetts. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is holding public meetings on the project this week.

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A federal energy regulator and the New York State Public Service Commission are holding a conference to talk about the controversial energy capacity zone that was implemented in the Hudson Valley in May.

HV Congressman Releases First TV Ad

Sep 8, 2014

A New York congressman in a closely-watched race is releasing his first television ad. His opponent is hitting back.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s campaign has released its first ad for television, which was slated to begin airing September 9th on Hudson Valley cable stations. It’s called “Dad.”

NY Congressmen Against Capacity Zone Are Hopeful

Jul 17, 2014
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Two New York Congressmen, whose amendment to curtail a federal agency’s ability to implement a new capacity zone passed the House of Representatives last week, say they are hopeful after comments by the Senate majority leader.

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The House of Representatives has passed an amendment put forth by two New York congressmen who want to rein in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and undo a new capacity zone.

FERC Denies Rehearing On Capacity Zone Request

Jun 2, 2014
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order relating to a newly-implemented energy capacity zone that is already raising electric rates.  The order came one week before a scheduled day in court.

Dutchess County Exec Supports Lawsuit Against FERC

May 21, 2014
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The Dutchess County executive has joined the legal fight to dismantle a new capacity zone. He says county residents cannot afford to pay the price of higher electric bills resulting from the new zone and is calling on a federal agency to halt the zone’s implementation.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro Monday filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Court Issues Order In Lawsuit Against FERC

May 17, 2014
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A U.S. Court of Appeals has responded to a lawsuit filed earlier this week by a Dutchess County utility and the New York State Public Service Commission concerning a new capacity zone.

Court Orders FERC Response In Capacity Zone Case

May 16, 2014
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A U.S. Court of Appeals has responded to a lawsuit filed earlier this week by a Dutchess County utility and the New York State Public Service Commission concerning a new capacity zone.

Central Hudson, PSC Take FERC Matter To Court

May 13, 2014
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A Dutchess County-based utility company is turning to legal action in its opposition to a new capacity zone that it says is already translating into higher electric rates. The New York State Public Service Commission has also filed an emergency motion with the court.

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A case concerning a New York natural-gas compressor station in Orange County comes before a U.S. Court of Appeals Thursday morning.

NY Congressman To Deliver Letters To FERC

Apr 30, 2014

With a new capacity zone set to take effect May 1st, a New York Congressman Wednesday afternoon plans to deliver community concerns directly to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

County Exec Says FERC Is Ignoring His Concerns

Apr 28, 2014
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The Dutchess County executive says he finds it disturbing that a federal agency has provided no response to his and many others’ concerns about a new capacity zone that is expected to raise electric rates for many Hudson Valley residents.

NYS Senator Rolls Out Affordable Energy Plan

Mar 13, 2014
Courtesy of the Office of NYS Senator Terry Gipson

A New York state Senator from the Hudson Valley has unveiled an energy plan he hopes will ease financial burdens and move the state forward. 

State Senator Terry Gipson has an affordable energy plan he says would bring relief from taxes and rate hikes to families and businesses.

“I just can’t sit by any longer and watch hardworking families and business owners suffer under these regressive energy taxes,” says Gipson.

The Democrat from Rhinebeck says his plan has five points.

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