Landowners get details of 2nd big gas pipeline planned from Pennsylvania to Northeast

New York landowners along the planned 124-mile Constitution Pipeline are now getting the details of a second major pipeline planned along the same route.

Houston-based Kinder Morgan is holding open houses for property owners along its planned $4 billion Northeast Energy Direct project. Many landowners along the Constitution Pipeline's route fought that project for three years before being forced by eminent domain proceedings to allow access to their land.

But pipeline supporters welcome the construction jobs and access to natural gas the projects will bring.

Constitution plans to break ground this summer. Northeast Energy Direct plans to file an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission this fall.

Open houses are scheduled Monday in Schodack (SKOH'-dak) and Tuesday in Richmondville, and in Pennsylvania on Wednesday and Thursday.