Posts Tagged ‘ Brooklyn ’

Williams Transco Seeks Permission to Harass Sea Creatures in Rockaway Pipeline Build-Out

May 30th, 2013 | By Mark
This North Atlantic Right Whale, or another like it, will be harassed by sounds and vibrations emanating from the construction of a new, off-shore natural gas pipeline proposed by Williams Transco. The new line, known as the Rockaway Lateral Line, would run through wetlands and recreation areas in coastal New York City, bringing shale gas from the Marcellus Shale play into Brooklyn via a pipeline to be built under Flatbush Ave.

Williams Transco, the natural gas company proposing to build a massive, new natural gas pipeline through wetlands and recreation areas in coastal New York City, has asked federal regulators for an exemption to existing wildlife protection laws to “harass” a range of marine life during the pipeline’s construction, according to documents obtained by NaturalGasWatch.org. Ed.
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Williams Transco Slaps Down U.S. Army Corps of Engineers In Rockaway Pipeline Dispute

Mar 21st, 2013 | By Mark
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The company seeking to build a natural gas pipeline through national park land near New York City dismissed safety recommendations from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently, asserting instead that their own plans to build the pipeline to a lesser standard will provide “full protection of the pipeline while minimizing environmental impacts,” according to
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Williams Transco Files Application with Feds to Build Controversial New Natural Gas Pipeline Through National Park Land

Jan 8th, 2013 | By Mark
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The Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company, a division of Williams Partners LP, filed an application yesterday with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking permission to build a controversial new natural gas distribution pipeline through national park land to bring additional natural gas supply into New York City. Known as the Rockaway Lateral Line, the proposed
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – April 23, 2012

Apr 23rd, 2012 | By Mark
A massive natural gas explosion on Sept. 9, 2010, killed eight people, injured more than 50 others and destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes. On Thursday, PG&E acknowledged an internal memo detailing the possiblity of faulty welds in the pipeline that exploded, years before the incident occurred.

When all else fails, baffle ‘em with bullshit. That seems to be the gas company motto, no matter where you live. For example, in Brooklyn, New York, where about 1,100 households lost their natural gas service on Tuesday, April 17, after a 12-inch natural gas line suffered “water intrusion” after a nearby, high-pressure water line
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