On March 3, FERC issued an official permit to Spectra Energy's effort to expand the Algonquin Pipeline (the Algonquin Incremental Market expansion, or AIM). The pipeline runs from New York through Connecticut and Rhode Island to Massachusetts, and the proposed project involves expanding the Burrillville, RI compressor station and building a new stretch of lateral pipeline in West Roxbury.
Expanding the pipeline would expose local communities to the risk of explosions and accidents while deepening our reliance on polluting natural gas. The fight against this project is not over! Our allies at FANG (Fighting Against Natural Gas) just organized a three-day march against the pipeline, earning coverage from The Boston Globe, The Providence Journal, WPRO, and more, while the Stop West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline group is considering legal action. Stay tuned for updates!