After Kinder Morgan, What's Next for Natural Gas Pipeline Projects in N.H.?
The energy company's announcement that it had suspended the controversial three billion dollar proposal prompted celebration among the project's opponents who considered the pipeline dangerous and unnecessary. But others warn that without more infrastructure, energy costs will rise.
- Dave Brooks, reporter for the Concord Monitor and blogger at Granite Geek.
- Sam Evans-Brown, NHPR's environment reporter and host of NHPR's new show, Outside/In.
- Donald Kreis, New Hampshire's consumer advocate, a position that represents residential customers served by the state’s regulated public utilities. He also previously served as general counselor for the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission.
- Elisa Benincaso, media liaison for groups opposing the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline.
- Tony Buxton, counsel for the Coalition to Lower Energy Costs, a pro-development group that gets some of its money from pipeline developer Kinder Morgan.
- Jim Roche, president of the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association.
- Concord Monitor - As Gas Pipeline Disappears, Northern Pass Charges Ahead: Even as plans for a huge natural gas pipeline through southern New Hampshire went bust on Wednesday, there was no sign of giving up from that other controversial billion-dollar energy project you’ve been hearing about for years, Northern Pass.
NHPR - With Kinder Morgan Pipeline Out, Attention Shifts to Other Energy Projects:
Whether because of political opposition or market forces the Kinder Morgan pipeline is now out of the picture. And that means attention will likely shift to other infrastructure projects in the region.
Boston Globe - Kinder Morgan Shelves $3 Billion Pipeline Project: The energy giant Kinder Morgan Inc. has pulled the plug on its controversial natural gas pipeline proposed through parts of Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, after failing to sign up enough utility customers and facing stiff consumer and political opposition.
Union Leader - Mobilized to Fight Kinder Morgan, Opponents Say They'll Stay Vigilant: The Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline may be history, but the two-year battle over the project created a grassroots movement that hopes to influence energy policy in New Hampshire for years to come.
Read Kinder Morgan's Statement on Suspending Its Northeast Direct Energy Project: