Verplanck residents rally against proposed pipeline and high-voltage cables

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

Residents say they're concerned the projects would be

Residents say they're concerned the projects would be a health hazard. (Credit: News 12 Westchester)

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.

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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