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Upstate Environmental Group Petitioning Dominion Pipeline Project

An upstate New York environmental group is petitioning the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to put a halt to a controversial pipeline project.

Could new information derail the New Market pipeline?









Route of the Dominion gas pipeline south from Ellis Hollow Creek Road.
(Photo: Bill Chaisson)





With the state-spanning New Market Pipeline recently receiving the rubber stamps from the state necessary for it to move further ahead in the approval process, a local activist said he believes he has proof that contamination along the pipeline’s alignment in several locations – including in Tompkins County – could potentially derail the project.

Environmental activists raise new concerns after pipeline expansion approved











ITHACA — A gas pipeline running through Tompkins County has been approved for expansion, over what a local environmental firm calls serious concerns about pollution.

Ithaca Enviro. Firm Says Petroleum Spill Never Fully Cleaned

ITHACA (WENY)-- An Ithaca environmental database firm Toxics Targeting is accusing a pipeline company of not cleaning up a petroleum spill that happened decades ago. But Dominion Pipeline, who owns the land, says New York State never said they had an obligation to clean it up. Walter Hang of Toxics Targeting talked to the media today about an unknown petroleum spill which occurred decades ago. When the DEC Investigated the spill in the 90's, Hang says they didn't meet standards when cleaning it up.

Local fractivists applaud efforts to reduce fossil fuel production

BINGHAMTON, N.Y.

Local fractivists are applauding efforts that have significantly reduced fossil fuel production statewide over the past decade.

Walter Hang, President of the environmental firm Toxics Targeting, says gas and oil production in New York has plummeted.

Environmental Advocates Credit 'Fracktivists' for New York Gas, Oil Production Drop

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Environmental advocates are in high hopes after recent EPA documents were released.
The group Toxics Targeting says New York state has led the country in reducing gas and oil production for the last 8 years.

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