CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Opponents of the Spectra Algonquin pipeline continued their protesting Thursday by standing in front of construction crews.
Nancy Vann stood within 300 feet where construction crews were clearing trees to make for the way for the pipeline. Worker crews could not proceed with their work due to safety guidelines. Vonn was joined by Peekskill Councilwoman Kathleen Talbot.
Vann said she is concerned about the pipeline's safety and it being located close to Indian Point.
The pipeline was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Comission. The project involves replacing about 20.1 miles of natural gas pipeline that is 26 inches in diameter with larger pipeline material of 42 inches in diameter, according to FERC.
The pipeline goes through Rockland County, crosses the Hudson River to Westchester and Putnam before crossing the Connecticut state line into Fairfield County, according to FERC.
An existing compressor station in the Putnam County town of Southeast would undergo several changes, according to FERC. The work includes adding a 10,320-horsepower compressor unit that is natural-gas fired and adding gas cooling for it, according to FERC.
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