Public comments are needed now on the Spectra Algonquin AIM proposal. This project involves the expansion of an existing 26" natural gas pipeline to a 42" pipeline with a proposal to construct a new route under the Hudson River as well as 2 massive compressor stations to be built in Stony Point (Rockland County) and in Brewster (Putnam County). This new pipeline will be a major link between fracked shale gas and a natural gas export station in Rhode Island.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is accepting scoping comments for the forthcoming SPECTRA EIS. Please help us shape FERC’s review of Spectra/Algonquin’s upcoming EIS. The public has an opportunity to propose tough parameters for this review, but we must act quickly!
To send comments to FERC, send your concerns via their e-file system! Talking points are below.
If you want to send written comments, please send to:
Re: Request for Extension of the Public Scoping Period for the Algonquin Incremental Market Project, Docket No. PF 13-16-000
Ms. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street NE, Room 1A
Washington, DC 20426
Thank you for taking the time to comment and protecting the Hudson Valley from an unnecessary reindustrialization!
Example letter with talking points:
Subject: Extension of the Public Scoping Period for the Algonquin Incremental Market Project, Docket No. PF 13-16-000
Dear Secretary Bose,
I am writing to request an extension of the public scoping period for the Environmental Impact Statement to be prepared by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the Algonquin Incremental Market Project (AIM Project), Docket No. PF 13-16-000, by at least 30 days. There are considerable environmental and community impacts associated with the construction of this pipeline and related compressor stations and the public deserve an appropriate amount of time to provide comments.
Thank you for your consideration of this request.