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Millennium Eastern System Upgrade (incl Highland & Hancock Compressors)

The Millennium Pipeline Company (Millennium) has announced its proposed Eastern System Upgrade Project—which includes:

  • a new 22,400 horsepower compressor station in the Town of Highland, NY
  • addition of a new 22,400 horsepower compressor unit at the existing Hancock Compressor Station in Delaware County, NY
  • installation of 7.3 miles of new 36-inch pipeline parallel to Millennium’s existing 24-inch line between the Huguenot and Westtown meter stations in Orange County, NY 
The process was set into motion on January 19, 2016 when Millennium filed a Request for Pre-Filing Review with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The project’s Pre-filing docket number is PF16-3. 
 
The town of Bethel has passed a resolution opposing the project. Highland, Tusten and Cumberland are reviewing draft resolutions of opposition.  Sullivan County is also anticipating a resolution for consideration.
 
Update:  FERC announced on December 22, 2016 that it would be issuing an Environmental Assessment for the project on April 7, 2017 and expect final determinations from federal agencies on the project by July 6, 2017.  
 
The Delaware Riverkeeper Network, meanwhile, has filed for administrative review, and if necessary will file in court, to get the data necessary to demonstrate that this project is about a whole second Millennium pipeline, not only the additional compression and 7.8 miles of pipeline they assert.
 
To learn more download our fact sheet below. 
To get involved send an email to keeper@delawareriverkeeper.org and ask to be added to the Millennium Upgrade Opposition list.

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