CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — On one side, there were residents who fear a catastrophic explosion. On the other side, there were hard hats hungry for jobs.
Hundreds of people packed a hearing Monday night as federal regulators consider Spectra Energy’s plan to expand portions of the Algonquin natural gas pipeline through parts of Rockland and Westchester counties and Connecticut, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported.READ MORE: Gov. Hochul: No Known Cases Of New COVID Variant 'Omicron' In New York
Spectra wants to replace portions of a 26-inch pipe with a 42-inch line. The company says the larger pipe is needed to meet the ever-growing demand for natural gas in New England and keep costs low.