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Natural gas pipeline proposed; meeting set to discuss project

Preliminary talks are underway for construction of a 200-mile natural gas pipeline along the I-81 corridor, which would connect a pipeline in the southern portion of the state to the Tennessee Pipeline in Onondaga County.

The pipeline would run through the middle of Cortland County.

Spokesperson for Millennium Pipeline Company Steven Sullivan says this type of project could help an area that’s been hit hard by a bad economy.

“The idea of bringing natural gas to the I-81 corridor can help to lower people’s home energy costs, it can help to lower costs for businesses so they can stay open and develop in that area,” said Sullivan.

The company recently issued a notice of “open season” to gauge interest in constructing a pipeline in the area.

“We’ve been talking with NYSEG, who would develop the local structure, about the viability of doing that,” Sullivan said.

A group against the pipeline is holding a public information meeting about the project tonight at 6:30 pm at the Center for the Arts in Homer.

That group’s representatives did not return calls last week to WHCU seeking comment.

 

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