FERC hearing for Spectra gas line in Stony Point

The NY DEC has set January 21 and 22 hearing dates to receive public comments on Spectra Energy’s permit applications for expansion of a natural pressure gas pipeline throughout Rockland and Westchester counties.

On Thursday, January 22, at 6 p.m. the meeting will be at RHO Building, Letchworth, 5 Club House Lane Stony Point. Stony Point is the location of one of Spectra’s main headquarters.

Spectra says their Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) Project will provide the Northeast with an opportunity to secure a cost effective, domestically produced source of energy to support its current demand, as well as its future growth, for clean burning natural gas.

The AIM Project — an infrastructure investment that expands the pipeline capacity of our existing Algonquin Gas Transmission system — will allow abundant regional natural gas supplies from the Appalachian basin to flow reliably into the Northeast, helping to meet the increasing demand while lowering energy costs.

Town officials have been supportive of the project but some activists have expressed alarm.