Millennium Pipeline Company has written to a federal agency asking to put a compressor station in New York’s Orange County into service.
Rockland County-based Millennium is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, permission to start the Minisink natural gas compressor station in a few weeks. Steve Sullivan is a spokesman for Millennium.
The U.S. Court of Appeals has issued two decisions in relation to the Minisink natural-gas compressor station in Orange County. The compressor station is being constructed in an area where many 9/11 first responders reside.
Some residents in a western Orange County town gathered over the weekend for a rally, in protest of the ongoing construction of a natural-gas compressor station. The station is being built to increase the capacity of a natural gas pipeline heading towards New York City.
The construction of a natural gas compressor station on a residential road in the Orange County Town of Minisink began in the fall; and activists and residents held a rally over the weekend in protest. They say their residential and agricultural town is not the place for the compressor station.