Last Week, Kinder Morgan announced that it has suspended its Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project to import fracked gas from Pennsylvania to New England and to connect to export terminals in Canada for shipment overseas.
That was great news, but it is only half the story. There is a second pipeline company proposing to import more fracked gas. And, once again consumers would pay for the $3 billion cost, with a monthly pipeline tax on their bills.
Spectra Energy has proposed its Access Northeast project, which would expand and add new pipeline from West Boylston to Weymouth and down to Acushnet. It calls for the construction of a massive liquefied natural gas facility and new compressor station on the South Coast and South Shore.
Our work is not done and you can help.
Join us May 23rd at 7:00pm at Walpole High School to attend the DPU hearing. We need to tell the DPU we don't want this pipeline in our community.
Attend and make sure your voice is heard!
Consumers for Sensible Energy
Consumers for Sensible Energy works on behalf of consumers by promoting responsible energy policies that assure adequate energy supplies at fair prices.
We have joined with like-minded organizations (Allies) in the fight against the proposed natural gas pipeline in Massachusetts because of their impact on consumers. In fact, in these proposals consumers would get socked twice: once for the $3 billion cost of construction, and a second time for the cost of the gas on the global market…which experts predict will raise the prices of gas at home, once gas is exported to other countries. It is, in effect, a pipeline fee on monthly electric bills.