In December 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo outlawed fracking in New York, citing the method as unsafe for both the health of his citizens and their surrounding environment. However, the ban did not take into account the transportation of fracked natural gas liquids through the state.
Now, Spectra Corporation, one of North America’s leading pipeline and midstream companies, is moving forward on a project to expand the Algonquin Pipeline.
The new path will bring the pipeline within 110 feet of sensitive materials at Indian Point nuclear power plant, and straight through the surrounding communities. If something were to ever go wrong, the lives of over 20 million people would be put in jeopardy
Source: Guardian Environment