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Rally Against the Spectra/Algonquin Pipeline

October 19, 2014

Date: Sat. Oct. 25

Time: 12-3 p.m.

Place: Pugsley Park

1038-1098 Main Street, Peekskill, NY

 

Co-sponosred by the Reynolds Hills Homeowners Association, Concerned Peekskill Residents and Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion (SAPE)

 

Join Rockland, Westchester, and Putnam residents and elected officials united in opposition to Spectra’s plans to build and expand a 42″ diameter high-pressure natural gas pipeline and gas infrastructure through the Hudson Valley! Elected officials, candidates for local offices, residents, and activists will speak.

 

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission could permit this project as soon as December 2014.  The construction, planned for 2015 and 2016, will entail new and expanded gas pipeline from Rockland into Westchester and Putnam Counties.  A new 42″ pipeline will cross the Hudson River and enter Westchester just 1500 feet from the Indian Point nuclear power plant with its 40 years of spent fuel rods on two fault lines and interesting with two 1,000 megawatt electrical transmission lines. This new pipeline will run just 450 feet from the Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School.

Buchanan and Yorktown will also be getting new “pigging stations” for the removal of the hazardous, radioactive decay products that accumulate in the pipelines. Both pigging stations will be close to homes, parks, and schools.

 

Rockland and Putnam Counties will also see their existing compressor stations which vent gas and other toxins, expanded. (See a map of the project in Westchester here: http://goo.gl/Y3EmNP, Rockland here:http://goo.gl/SouQtq, and Fairfield, CT here: http://goo.gl/RH991r).

 

Many residents don’t realize that Spectra is planning two additional pipeline expansions on the same Algonquin line that will turn the ROCKLAND, WESTCHESTER, PUTNAM, and FAIRFIELD, CT into a superhighway for fracked gas.

 

The Atlantic Bridge project is basically a continuation of the AIM project. In 2017, the 26” diameter pipeline will be replaced by 42” diameter pipeline from Yorktown through Somers to Carmel. Compressor stations will be expanded again, and a pigging station moved to a residential neighborhood on the border of Carmel and Somers.

 

The final project, Access Northeast, is a $3B partnership with Northeast Utilities to expand pipelines all over the Northeast.

 

RSVP for additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1506417959600681

 

Read more about what is happening with these projects here: http://sape2016.org/category/press/

 

To stay updated join the Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion (SAPE)Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sape2016/

 

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