This DeSmog series looks at the myriad problems associated with Spectra Energy's (now merged with Enbridge Inc.) gas pipeline system as the company seeks to expand the pipeline network across the Northeast. The series explores conflicts of interest and whistleblower claims surrounding the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) pipeline, Atlantic Bridge pipeline, and more.
Enbridge, Spectra Energy and its subsidiaries, including Algonquin Gas Transmission and Texas Eastern Transmission, face increasing scrutiny from members of Congress and federal agencies including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The aftermath of the Salem Township explosion, and other concerns brought to light by DeSmog and other investigations, raise serious questions around Spectra's intention to site a pipeline carrying highly pressurized natural gas within 1,200 feet of Indian Point's nuclear reactor #3.
This is an ongoing series, so check back for more developments as DeSmog continues to investigate.