NY Sens. Tell FERC To Kill Kinder Morgan's $5B Gas Pipeline

By Stan Parker (March 10, 2016, 5:14 PM EST) -- New York's two U.S. senators on Tuesday urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reject Kinder Morgan Inc.'s $5 billion natural gas pipeline proposal, citing "overwhelmingly negative feedback" from constituents worried about public health and the environment.

The proposed Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline would ship gas from Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale into New York and New England, and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., told FERC Chairman Norman C. Bay in a letter that the project  "represents a redundant expansion of industrial natural gas infrastructure," which would force rural New Yorkers to shoulder "all the impact and risk, while receiving little to no...

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