Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company files application for pipeline

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company is one step closer to building a natural gas pipeline across Massachusetts.

The company filed an application this week to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to move one step closer to building the pipeline. If the pipeline is allowed to be built, it will expand the company’s already existing pipeline in Pennsylvania through New York and eventually Massachusetts.

22News caught up with Congressman Jim McGovern Tuesday to ask him what he makes of the new development.

“We got to be more thoughtful about this, but I’m going to fight the pipeline with every ounce of energy I have. I think it’s a mistake and I think we can do much better here in Massachusetts in terms of our energy policies,” said Congressman McGovern.

Congressman McGovern also told 22News, the people who live here should have a say over what type of infrastructure is built in Franklin County. 22News has covered this pipeline debate extensively. Most residents here told 22News, they don’t want the pipeline in their backyard.

Kinder Morgan says they want to build the pipeline for Massachusetts’ growing demand for energy.

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