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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.

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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.

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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
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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
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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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A Westchester County legislator says he has strong concerns about a natural gas line project that could run through portions of his county. He also wants Westchester to have a seat at the table.

Democrat Peter Harckham is the majority leader of the Westchester County Board of Legislators. He has written to the secretary of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, requesting a comment period extension for the proposed Algonquin Incremental Market Project and expressing his concerns about how the project will impact public safety and the environment.

NY Electric Customers Will Get Credit Of Up To $3

Sep 20, 2013
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New York electric customers will be getting a small credit on an upcoming bill. 

The state Public Service Commission on Thursday approved a one-time credit to electricity bills of up to $3, depending on usage.

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Representatives from grassroots groups across several states will be in Washington, D.C. Thursday to attend a public meeting of a federal commission. They will also be there to protest what they call the agency’s rubber-stamping of natural-gas infrastructure projects.

The Day of Action comes under the banner of “We the People Matter ”, a new organization, and web site, that connects several grassroots groups that Asha Canalos says are fighting similar battles – the agency’s track record of approving natural-gas infrastructure projects despite citizen opposition.