WAMC, Allison Dunne

A case concerning a New York natural-gas compressor station in Orange County comes before a U.S. Court of Appeals Thursday morning.

Protestors of Compressor Station Hold a Rally

Feb 18, 2013
WAMC/Allison Dunne

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.

Stop The Compressor

MINISINK, N.Y. (AP) — A town known as a haven for retired New York City police officers and firefighters is battling the construction of a natural gas compressor station designed to help ease a power crunch in the nation's largest city. 

Residents of Minisink want federal regulators to make the pipeline company move the industrial facility to a more remote company-owned site that's farther from homes and farms.

Residents say they worry about health effects from the station. Studies haven't proved a link between compressor stations and illness.