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Comments of Peter Foreman expressing concerns re Spectra Energy's et al New Jersey-New York Expansion Project under CP11-56.
20111117-0050 FERC PDF (Unofficial) 11/17/2011Ms. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 888 First Street, NE, Room 1A Washington, DC 20428RE: Opposition to the Texas Eastern / Algonquin Gas Transmissioil'+pa((pe, New Jersey-Nsw York Expansion Project, LLC Docket No. CP11-58'-'80ty, QF)-17-000 -W/(~ 9/9 Dear Ms. BoseIam writing to urge you to deny the necessity of convenience of Spectra Energy and associated companies ln'the "NJ NY Expansion Project" and the construction of the proposed Spectra pipefine on the basis of the folhwing reasons:1.The pipeline is a direct threat to the public health, safety, property values and economy of eastern New Jersey and New York Oily, 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 Mde of the Hudson, the potential fire radius would encompass three historic districts, including: 10 irreplaceable Landmarked buildings; 10 schools or daycare centers; 8 playgrounds, including a 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 centers (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 28' vault is sited on the same block as the soon4o-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 Yorkh economy. The pipeline's metering and reading stations will emit airborne carcinogens, which will walt over downtown Manhattan, Staten Bland, and Brooklyn. LUGs (Lost Unaccounted Gas) are esfimated at an avenge of 3 to 5% with as much as 12 to 20% to be lost on the western side of the Hudson River. In addition, according to Professor James W. Ring, Professor of Physics Emeritus at Hamilton College, radon released at drill sites in the Marcellus has the potential to be carried with the gas to point of use at stoves and boilers in residences, putting citizens throughout the five boroughs and elsewhere at increased risk of lung cancer.2. The pipeline is a larger threat to the public health, safely, property values and economy of all regions cf the Marcellus shale, including upstala New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virgmia and other areas, due to the inc vttabilily that it will increase the demand for hydrofracturing.The proposed pipeline will not bring clean energy to New York City or other regions. As stated in the pipeline application, this pipeline would bring fracked Marcellus shale gas to market. This would encourage further production in gas fields upwind and upstream from the densely populated metro area,