Warren explains opposition to natural gas pipeline

She suggests the state can instead upgrade


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.”


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