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.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission held a public comment meeting in Sandisfield, Massachusetts last night on a proposed natural gas pipeline project that would include expansions in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
At an informational meeting Thursday night in Pittsfield, representatives from Kinder Morgan laid out plans to build a roughly 400-mile natural gas pipeline running from Pennsylvania through New York to eastern Massachusetts. And in response to growing concerns, the Conservation Law Foundation put Berkshire County representatives through a crash course on the permitting process.
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.
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.
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.