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  • 9307dc916d6fb8b1

    Comments of an individual in opposition to the Texas Eastern/Algonquin Gas Transmisison Pipeline New Jersey - New York Expansion Project under CP11-56 et al.

    2011:10:20

    20111021-0010 FERC PDF (Unofficial) 10/21/2011 I, n 4' . II I. "v Ms. Kimberly D. Boss, Secretary zp( Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 888 Flat Street, NE, Room 1A Washington, DC 20426 '(.~( v~ +dpRE: Opposition to the Texas Eastern / Algonquin Gas Transmissidtfifgglind, gPF10-17400 New Jersey-New York Expansion Project, LLC Docket No. CP17,6I)-000, IDear Ms. Bose:I am writing to urge you to deny the necessity of convenience of Spectra Energy and associated companies in the "NJ NY Expansion Projecf and the construction of the proposed Spectra pipeline on the basis of the following reasons:1. Thepipeline ls a direct threat to the public health, safety, property values and economy of eastern New Jersey and New York City, especially to the residents, businesses, galleries, schools, religious and cultural institutions of downtown Manhattan, Staten Island, and Jersey City.Should the pipeline or vault explode on the Manhattan side of the Hudson, the potential fire radius would encompass three historic districts, including: 10 irreplaceable Landmarked buildings; 10 schools or daycare centem; 8 plsygrounds, including s large playground on the pier directly adjacent to the Sanitation Pier (the entry point of the pipeline); 13 churches or religious institutions; more than 28 art and cultural centem (including the Ground Zero Museum Workshop); the Hudson River Greenway, shoreline and West Side Highway; more than 38 restaurants: countless boutiques, hotels, businesses and residences. The proposed 17' x 26' vault is sited on ths same block ss the soon-to-be-built Whitney Downtown, as well as the massively popular High Line, which attracts 2 million annual visitors and has been credited with bringing $2 billion in private investment, 12,000 new jobs, and nearly 29 major new developments to New York's economy. The pipeline's metering and reading stations will emit airborne carcinogens. which will waft over downtown Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn. LUGs (Lost Unaccounted Gas) are estimated at an average of 3 to 5% with ss much as 12 tc 20% to be lost on the western side of the Hudson River. In addition, according to Professor James W. Rtnib: Professor of Physics Emeritus st Hamilton Coileqe, radon'rele'aged et drill sites in the Marcellus has the potential joibe. ceirieijiwith the gas to point of use at stoves and boilers in residences, putting' citizenetttrpughoukfbefjve borfiugtts and elsewhere '\ ' at increased risk of lung cancer. . 2JThe pipeline Isis larger thtwst ttt tbs pubgg heajt)i, safety, pr'operty values and economy of all regions of the Marcellus-shale, including upstate Net)i York, Pennpylvsnla, Ohio, West Virginia and other areas, ' due to the inevitability that it will increase' Siepejltand for )iydrgyj()ictufing. n"- Ths proposed pipeline evill not, bring 'clean" energy to New Yorl(C)ty or other regions. As stated in the pipeline application, this pipeline would bring ffacked Msrcellus sh'ale gas td rnirkeL This would encourage further production