The agency had set Dec. 19 as the date to issue the study, which has drawn widespread interest from residents and activists opposed to the pipeline work. FERC said it needs more time to evaluate data submissions from Spectra Energy, the owner of the more than 1,100 mile pipeline, which runs through Westchester, Rockland and Putnam. The new date is Jan. 23.
Spectra has proposed replacing sections of its 26-inch transmission pipeline with a 42-inch pipeline and making other equipment modifications to increase the flow of gas to New England. FERC has approval authority over the project because it crosses state lines.
Photo: Officials and residents protest the Algonquin Incremental Market Project before a FERC public hearing in Cortlandt in September.