Update on Proposed Kinder Morgan PipelineI've received lots of feedback from constituents regarding the Kinder Morgan pipeline - a new project proposed to move natural gas across New Hampshire - so I wanted to send you an update on where the approval and planning process currently stands and how you can get involved. I share many of your concerns regarding the pipeline, thus I also want to share with you some of the steps I've been taking to ensure your voices are heard as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) considers the project.
New Hampshire must pursue smart energy policies that both protect our environment and lower costs for Granite State families and businesses. As a Member of Congress, it is my role to help Granite Staters get involved in the decision-making process on the federal level whenever a new energy project is proposed in the state, so we can ensure these goals are met. Your concerns and suggestions should influence every step of the approval and planning process for the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline, and I've taken a number of steps to amplify your voices and ensure your thoughts are heard and reflected in the federal review process. Click here to read more about my advocacy work.
While FERC will have the final say on whether the pipeline moves forward, Granite Staters must be a part of the decision. That's why I'm writing to let you know about additional ways you can influence FERC's decision-making process:
FERC Coming to NH this Week
FERC will be holding three preliminary scoping meetings in New Hampshire, two this week and another meeting that has not yet been scheduled. These meetings are extremely important, as they will provide the public with an opportunity to make formal, on-the-record comments directly to FERC staff. I strongly encourage all constituents to get engaged in the process and attend your closest scoping meeting. FERC-run scoping meetings will be held on the following dates and times:
Nashua Radisson, 11 Tara Blvd, Nashua, NH 03062
Wednesday, July 29th at 6:30PM
Milford Town Hall, One Union Square, Milford, NH 03055
Thursday, July 30th at 6:30PM
Date, Time and Location TBA
Because FERC is the agency ultimately responsible for approving or rejecting the proposed pipeline, I strongly encourage you to participate in FERC's scoping process by contacting FERC directly. Even if you cannot attend a scoping meeting, you can share your thoughts with FERC here, or by sending a letter to the address below:
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20426
I remain eager to hear your thoughts on the Kinder Morgan pipeline, and I will continue to relay your questions and concerns to FERC. If you’d like to share your thoughts with me, you can submit a comment on the pipeline here, or email me at a new email address I've created specifically for folks with comments for me about New Hampshire energy projects: NH.Energy@Mail.House.Gov. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Thank you for everything you do to make the Granite State such a wonderful place to live.
137 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5206
18 N. Main St., 4th Floor
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 226-1002
70 East Pearl Street
Nashua, NH 03060
Phone: (603) 595-2006
33 Main St.
Littleton, NH 03561
Phone: (603) 444-7700