Kinder Morgan To Hold More Open House Meetings On Pipeline Plan
Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based energy company that has proposed a 70-mile natural gas pipeline through southern New Hampshire, is planning to conduct more public information sessions.
In a letter sent last week to Kinder Morgan, the state's congressional delegation asked the company to do more public outreach beyond five meetings conducted recently in communities affected by the proposal.
Richard Wheatley, a spokesman for Kinder Morgan, says there are already plans underway to conduct more open house-style meetings. Specific dates and locations will be posted on the company website.
Pipeline supporters say it's needed to increase capacity in a region that pays some of the nation's highest energy costs. Opponents worry about harm to the environment and property values and say it will delay development of renewable energy sources.