In the fall of 2015, a number of residents of Peekskill, Croton and Cortlandt, NY decided that nonviolent direct action was their best option for stopping Spectra Energy’s Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) project, which would bring a 42-inch, high pressure gas transmission line within 105 feet of Indian Point nuclear power plant structures, putting tens of millions of New Yorkers in danger and presenting a clear air quality and health risk to those communities directly in the pipeline’s path.
Sane Energy Project supported these residents at every stage, from organizing trainings, designing a website, creating a pledge system for bringing individuals into the group, working on press outreach and participating in actions alongside community members. While we were pleased to provide support, we followed the lead of local activists and only acted in accordance with their specific requests and needs.
We remain committed to working with communities throughout Spectra’s additional expansion projects, the Atlantic Bridge and Access NorthEast, and the additional infrastructure that is slated to come to the area. ResistSpectra works with the local groups SAPE and SEnRG and others to bring direct action tactic to the strategic campaign to halt the Spectra Expansion. You can donate directly to the ResistSpectra legal fund here.
Update: Sane Energy Project’s Joint Press Release with community groups. See full statement here: SpectraApproval-5May2017