Verplanck residents rally against proposed pipeline and high-voltage cables

Residents say they're concerned the projects would be a health hazard. (6/18/14)

VERPLANCK - Hundreds of residents held a rally in Verplanck Wednesday night to protest two energy projects they say would ruin their neighborhood.

The proposed energy facility would include two projects; a natural gas pipeline and buried high-voltage cables.

Residents say it would be a headache and a health hazard to people who live nearby. Opponents also say the proposed sites are too close to homes and schools and would run through a residential neighborhood.

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Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi says the town board has agreed with her to buy the property the high-voltage cables will be on. She hopes that will stop the project in its tracks.

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