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Algonquin Pipeline Company Sues Yorktown

A screen shot of the map for Spectra Energy's Algonquin Pipeline expansion proposal.
A screen shot of the map for Spectra Energy's Algonquin Pipeline expansion proposal. Photo Credit: File

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Spectra, which is behind the proposed Algonquin pipeline, is suing the Town of Yorktown to obtain four acres of town-owned property for an easement.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court Thursday. Spectra said it recently obtained a federal certificate to clear the way for construction, which is set to begin on Oct. 1, according to LoHud .

Spectra hopes to use eminent domain to obtain the property, located near the Taconic State Parkway, according to LoHud.

The pipeline was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in March 2015. An appeal filed by the Town of Cortlandt in January 2016 was denied. A number of people have been arrested protesting the project.

Spectra has said in statements that the pipeline will be constructed, operated and maintained to meet or exceed federal safety standards and regulations.

The pipeline will carry gas from Pennsylvania to New England. It runs through Stony Point, under the Hudson, and through parts of Westchester.

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