On the edge of a quiet, wooded neighborhood in West Hartford, Conn., on April 18, executives at Legrand North America’s headquarters switched on a 500-kW fuel-cell array outside its decade-old manufacturing facility.
The backers of a proposed pipeline to transport natural gas from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale region through New York state say they are “steadfastly committed” to building the pipeline, despite the April 22 decision by the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation to deny a permit for the project.
Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon gas leak, near Porter Ranch, Calif., so far has triggered a special federal task force, new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gas pipeline and storage emissions rules, and a criminal case.
The $1-billion cement plant joins a fleet of similar, Dangote Cement-owned plants that are either under construction or recently finished in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Zambia, Cameroon, Tanzania, Senegal and South Africa.