Tuesday, July 28, 2015

UpDate on Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Update on Proposed Kinder Morgan Pipeline
I'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

Winchester, NH
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.

Washington, DC Office
137 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5206
Concord, NH Office
18 N. Main St., 4th Floor
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 226-1002
Nashua, NH Office
70 East Pearl Street
Nashua, NH 03060
Phone: (603) 595-2006
North Country Office
33 Main St.
Suite 202
Littleton, NH 03561
Phone: (603) 444-7700


Stephen Driscoll said...

I'm concerned that I see only anti-pipeline views. There must be benefits of some kind to having a pipeline go through our town. Even if the cons outweigh the pros the absence of any pro views makes me suspicious.

We need to know the benefits, no matter how small or temporary.

Steve Driscoll


Actually Steve there are none .. no local jobs, no local access to the pipeline, nothing to benefit those people who's lives will be greatly affected by having a 36 inch pipeline running through their backyards or right next door the danger of an explosion, smells of leaking gas and the noise from the required compressors along the line to pump the gas will drive everyone within earshot crazy. Sounds wonderful doesn't it. All so an out of state company can make millions selling it's product over seas to the highest bidder. That's why all you see if negativity.
Ask yourself why the pipeline isn't going in a straight line from PA to MA and the answer is .. the path of least resistance.

the Winchester Informer said...

Would the person who sent the lengthy comment that started with:

"as one who lived very close to pipelines in Hampden MA, and later in upstate NY the fuss and worry about pipelines is silly"

Please contact us by sending an email to us. We would like to verify all of the information contained in you comment before we publish it on the blog ..

thank you,

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. B. Franklin said...

...One point to your post there Chicken Little.aka NO PIPELINE said, The sky is not falling only in your mind! quote "Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance". WTF you have 4 or 5 racetracks, junk yards, gravel pits, ledge mining explosions, asphalt plants all over town that are right next door spilling smells of leaking gases, oil, exhaust, dust, and the noise. Your libtart thinking is, and your worried about the compressor noise which would your term, “drive everyone within earshot crazy“. Your worried about out of state companies.. Where the Hell do you think Zerillo the owner of Monadnock Speedway lives? His family can't hear it from their house!

Oh Great One, deliver of misguided information What your doing with your misconstrued information in your posts, Your like watching a circus animal trainer tossing sardines to seals on barrels who bark and applaud while balancing a beach ball on their noses. Good luck! We (the tax payers) paid Margaret Sharra real good money to bring 99% of these junk business that no one else's town would allow into their town.