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Millennium Pulls Pipeline Proposal

Part of the plan to build a natural gas pipeline from Greater Binghamton to Syracuse is on hold.
Part of the plan to build a natural gas pipeline from Greater Binghamton to Syracuse is on hold.

Millenium Pipeline had proposed a project where it would have built a 60 mile line to transport gas that is fracked in Pennsylvania to people in parts of Broome, Cortland and Onondaga counties, along the I-81 corridor. However, at this point the company is not proceeding with the plan from Cortland to Syracuse due to a lack of interest in what it calls the market. However, it is still looking at possibly building a pipeline from Greater Binghamton to the Dominion Pipeline in Cortland.

A group of fractivists are claiming victory over the decision not to move forward with part of the pipeline. They say they've worked to educate people about the dangers of natural gas and tactics used by the gas industry through several community meetings in Maine, Lafayette and Homer.

"We wanted to let landowners know what we have learned about this particular route and its dangers, what we have learned about pipelines in general and what to expect when the landman comes to their door," said attorney Joe Heath.

A spokesman for Millennium says efforts by people opposed to the pipeline proposal had no impact on the project. Millennium also says the project would be great for the area and help spur economic development while giving people lower cost energy.
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