ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's Public Service Commission rerouted a proposed natural gas pipeline around property owned by Dr. Joyce Brothers.
The $407-million, 399-mile pipeline, which would bring Canadian gas to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, was approved Wednesday by the PSC. The project is under review by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The previous pipeline route would have gone straight through land owned by the psychologist and advice columnist in Dover, north of New York City.
Neighbors accused the panel of "celebrity siting" for avoiding her land.
A pipeline opponent, Dr. Anne Marie Mueser, said Brothers had told the PSC that the underground pipeline should not go through her land because of its archeological and environmental features.