Warren explains opposition to natural gas pipeline

She suggests the state can instead upgrade

MGNonline
MGNonline

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is spelling out her opposition to a proposed new natural gas pipeline through northwestern Massachusetts.

The first-term Democrat penned a more than 600-word op-ed for The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/1ysTqk7) on Tuesday about why she’s opposed to Kinder Morgan’s proposed $3.75 billion natural gas pipeline, which would run about 250-miles from upstate New York to the town of Dracut along the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border.

Warren, who had previously told The Associated Press she was opposed to the pipeline plan, says Massachusetts should not rush to support every energy infrastructure project just because the region is dealing with high demand and high prices for energy. She suggests the state can instead upgrade “old, methane-leaking pipes” to provide affordable power.

Warren wrote, “We can do better — and we should.”

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s