VLC Farmland Impacts

Testimony from NYSDEC, August 3, 2017: Millennium’s VLC proposal includes 3 important components: 1. The MAJORITY of the Preferred Alternative route would intersect with Orange County’s, agricultural district – historical, prime agricultural land that cannot be replaced. 2. The MAJORITY of the Preferred Alternative route would be in ACTIVE, PRIME agricultural soils. The EA estimated this impact to be 71 acres , though independent analysis indicates this is closer to 96 acres at approximately 4 miles of the alignment. 3. … >>>VLC Farmland Impacts

VLC wetlands impact

Testimony from NYDEC hearings, August 3, 2017 Our community has long been in opposition to Millennium’s related project, the Eastern Standard Upgrade. Tonight I will address the significant water impacts for the Valley Lateral Connect preferred route, detailed in section 2 of the EA. This plan  entails 19 waterbody crossings and 2 waterbodies of special concern. That is a total of 23 wetlands that would intersect with a fracked gas pipeline. These recharging aquifers provide the valuable water for Orange County’s … >>>VLC wetlands impact