We know that many Land Trust members have concerns about this pipeline, or want to know more about it, since the latest proposed route of the pipeline crosses Rensselaer County through the Towns of Schodack, Nassau, and Stephentown.
Rensselaer Land Trust is following the progress of this project closely. As the Land Trust's mission is to conserve the open spaces, watersheds, and natural habitats of Rensselaer County, for the benefit of our communities and future generations, we are concerned about potential impacts of the pipeline on wetlands, natural resources, open spaces, and the landscapes that help define the quality of life in Rensselaer County. The Land Trust will be providing information to all parties on these resources along the proposed route that may be impacted by the project.
Rensselaer Land Trust is not an advocacy group. We fulfill our mission mainly by holding conservation easements and owning and managing preserves. Whether the pipeline is built is a public policy issue, and it is beyond our mission to formally oppose or support the pipeline project, and beyond our capacity to take on active advocacy.
If you are interested in learning more about the pipeline, or you have concerns about it, here are some sources of more information on this important Rensselaer County issue:
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC): www.ferc.gov
StopNY Fracked Gas Pipeline: www.StopNYPipeline.org
Town of Nassau: http://townofnassau.org/content/News/View/70