MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. — The much-anticipated Millennium Pipeline, which is expected to carry Canadian natural gas to the U.S. may meet an unexpected obstacle in New York.
Westchester County executive, Andrew Spano, has vowed to block the pipeline by refusing to let it cross county property.
The pipeline is slated to cross the county property, and end in Mount Vernon, angering local residents who say the disruption isn’t welcome there.
"I will not allow any county park, road, bridge or other facility to be used, permanently or temporarily, for this pipeline," Spano told local media at a hearing before the staff of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. "Should the commission approve this project, I will use every means at my disposal to challenge that decision."