National Grid withdrew their proposal in 2022!
National Grid’s Fracked Gas Pipeline Proposal
Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, doing business as National Grid is proposing a new local fracked gas pipeline. It is called the Pipeline E37 Reliability and Resiliency Project and proposes approximately 7.3 miles of new 16-inch 300 psi fracked gas transmission pipeline, starting in Bethlehem, and going through East Greenbush and North Greenbush. They claim that the “current system is supply constrained during peak times” and the new pipeline would “allow for diverse sources of natural gas to enter the distribution system, enhancing the reliability of the natural gas system to serve the region…” But they also mention possible new customers and we worry about what they are not telling us.
“Pending approval of the needed permits, National Grid anticipates construction to begin in 2019, with an estimated three-year construction time frame.”