AIM News


News about the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) Pipeline

» Algonquin gas pipeline opponents lose legal challenge, may appeal
By Thomas C. Zambito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News
August 14, 2018

» Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) Letter to FERC Chair McIntyre regarding New York state commissioned risk analysis of AIM pipeline at Indian Point Energy Center.
By Nita M. Lowey, Member of Congress, 17th District, New York
July 18, 2018

» State report asks federal agency to review risks from gas pipeline near Indian Point
By Ryan Deffenbaugh,
June 25, 2018

» Sometimes Fighting Climate Change Means Breaking the Law
By: Carolyn Kormann, New Yorker Magazine
April 3, 2018

» Judge rules civil disobedience a ‘necessity’ to prevent climate change.
A Massachusetts judge found that 13 pipeline protesters “not responsible by reason of necessity” because the action was taken to avoid serious climate damage.
By Natasha Geiling, Think Progress
March 28, 2018

» The Boston climate trial that might have been
Climate activist Marla Marcum and others were poised to test a ‘necessity defense’

By Wen Stephenson, Commonwealth Magazine
March 28, 2018

» Anti-pipeline campaigners found not guilty by judge because ‘protest against climate change crisis’ was legal ‘necessity’
‘We’re part of the the movement that is standing up and saying we won’t let this go by on our watch’

Andrew Buncombe, The Independent
March 27, 2018

» West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline in Boston Criminal Trial Downgraded
Wondering whatever happened to that trial scheduled against those who blocked the pipeline?
By Jenna Fisher, West Roxbury Patch
March 26, 2018

» Senators Keep Heat of FERC, Raise New Concerns Over Conflicts of Interest in Spectra Gas Pipeline Project
by: Itai Vardi, DeSmog Blog
January 9, 2017

» FERC Suggests Spectra Energy Gas Facility Would Not Pose Cancer Risk, Based on Study by Spectra Consultant
by: Itai Vardi, DeSmog Blog
December 20, 2016

» Natural Gas Pipeline Capacity Increases in New England
by: Jodi Delapaz, Agri-Pulse
December 15, 2016

» Sen. Warren wants pipeline halt
Wicked Local – Westwood
December 13, 2016

» Read Senator Warren’s letter here

» Spectra Energy applauds guilty verdict for ‘Montrose 9’
By Bryan Fumagalli, the Peekskill Post
December 13, 2016

» Protests Continue As West Roxbury Pipeline Starts Operation
by Melissa McNickles, WGBH
December 8, 2016

» West Roxbury pipeline to open, protesters refuse to back down
Fox 25, Boston
December 1, 2016

» West Roxbury Natural Gas Pipeline Is Set To Become Operational
By WBUR Newsroom
December 1, 2016

» Controversial gas pipeline through West Roxbury is set to begin flowing
by Kristin Toussaint, Metro US  Boston
December 1, 2016

» West Roxbury Pipeline Opponents Promise To Continue Fight Even If Gas Starts Flowing Dec. 1
By Bruce Gellerman, WBUR
November 23, 2016

» Federal appeal moves forward against West Roxbury Lateral gas pipeline
By Julie M. Cohen, Wicked Local
Nov 2, 2016

» BREAKING:: 4 residents are INSIDE the Spectra AIM Pipeline to halt construction in Verplanck on the Hudson River in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Erik MacGregor, independent photographer
October 10, 2016

» FERC Letter to Spectra Ann Miles, FERC Office of Energy Projects
RE: Hudson River Serious Violations, September 9, 2016
The letter states:
“Within seven days of the date of this letter, please file:
a) an explanation of why Algonquin proceeded with disturbing a wetland without advance notification or approval of any agency;
b) any measures Algonquin will put in place to ensure that further non-compliance will not occur;
c) the calculations Algonquin made to assume the drill stem was within the wetland;
d) copies of all relevant permits and authorizations for impacting this wetland; and
e) a detailed plan for restoring the wetland.
To date, we have not found it necessary to issue a “stop work” order for the construction; however, we cannot continue to see this type of noncompliance. Based on your response to this letter, we may refer this matter to the Commission’s Office of Enforcement for further investigation.”

» Pols file appeal to stop West Roxbury pipeline
Jordan Graham, Boston Post, August 03, 2016

» Westchester Groups File Brief Against AIM Pipeline: They hope to overturn FERC’s approval of Spectra’s expansion plans
By Lanning Taliaferro, Peekskill Patch Staff – August 2, 2016

» Local groups file brief against AIM pipeline
Mid-Hudson News, August 2, 2016

» US Sens. Warren, Markey probe alleged conflict in Spectra pipeline review
By Mary Serreze, Springfield Republican, July 31, 2016

» Al Gore’s daughter appears in court after West Roxbury protest arrest
By Susan Zalkind,, July 29, 2016

» Al Gore’s daughter due in Boston court after June pipeline protest
By New Boston Post,  July 29, 2016

» Why I was arrested in West Roxbury
By Karenna Gore, July 24, 2016

» Rehoboth selectmen mixed on response to LNG pipeline proposal
By Lisa D. Connell, Taunton Daily Gazette, July 19, 2016

» While Reviewing Spectra Energy Gas Pipeline Project, FERC Contractor Did Not Disclose Its Hiring by Spectra for Five Other Projects
By Itai Vardi, Desmog Blog, July 19, 2016

» Planned gas pipeline alongside Indian Point nuclear plant stirs meltdown fears
by Sam Thielman, the Guardian
April 4, 2016