New Hampshire route considered for pipeline
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The company seeking to build a pipeline that would bring high-pressure natural gas into Massachusetts is considering a possible alternative route for the pipeline that would bring it through southern New Hampshire.
Richard Wheatley, a spokesman for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, confirmed to the Lowell Sun Monday that the New Hampshire alternative is emerging as a “preferred alternative route for a portion of the main line.”
Wheatley says any changes the company decides to make would be included in a filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission next month.
The route would still begin in western Massachusetts but take a turn north and travel through 80 miles of existing southern New Hampshire power line routes before turning south again and ending in Dracut.
The proposed pipeline has faced opposition in many Massachusetts communities.
Information from: The (Lowell, Mass.) Sun, http://www.lowellsun.com