WE SAY NO

A group of local Hudson Valley environmental activists are SAYING NO to Spectra Energy's Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) pipeline project. Spectra Energy has obtained permits from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to build a shale gas pipeline across the eastern US. It will connect NJ to Boston. The 42 inch diameter pipeline is slated to run 100 feet from critical structures in the Indian Point nuclear facility, 400 feet away from Buchanan-Verplanck elementary school, under power lines and below the Hudson River. This expansion could expose residents along the route to toxic emissions from compressor stations, as well as to the threat of rupture, leakage and explosion. Wikipedia lists 25 pipeline accidents in the US alone in 2014, of which the biggest pipeline was 30 inches in diameter. In addition, the shale gas is bound for foreign export and will not be made available to the local communities nor provide local jobs.