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.


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
Spectra Energy

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


U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to review a fixed rate increase approved by Connecticut regulators earlier this month. Connecticut Light and Power’s $19.25 monthly residential charge marks a 20 percent increase.

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.


Tennessee Gas Company, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, is delaying the open houses on its proposed 400-mile natural gas pipeline it planned to hold throughout New York and Massachusetts. It comes a day after the company filed draft environmental impact and alternative route reports.

Jim Levulis / WAMC

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.

Jim Levulis / WAMC

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.

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

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.