A pipeline runs through it

The Iroquois Gas Transmission System's planned natural gas pipeline through the Hudson Valley will go through Ulster County, the Freeman reports.

The natural gas pipeline — which needs approval from, among others, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the state Department of Environmental Conservation — would be 36 inches in diameter and would enter Ulster County in the town of Shawangunk. It then would continue into Plattekill and Lloyd before heading east across the Hudson River, via a 1-mile horizontal drill, to the Dutchess County town of Poughkeepsie. From there, it would head east to Pleasant Valley, where it would connect with Iroquois’ existing main line.

The pipeline, which will carry Marcellus shale gas, will have to cross private land in Ulster County.