Pipeline Opposition Action Group
(plus, opposition to compressor stations and other fossil fuel infrastructure)
The Pipeline Opposition Action Group is dedicated to stopping the high-pressure fracked gas pipelines being proposed by Tennessee Gas Co., a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan of Houston, TX, that will impact Massachusetts, plus all related fossil fuel infrastructure. They are the CT Expansion Project and the Northeast Energy Direct (NED) project. Both pipelines would significantly impact the Berkshires. If built, the NED pipeline will originate at a transmission hub in Wright, NY, cross Berkshire County, cut up into New Hampshire, come back into Massachusetts to Dracut, MA, north of Boston, ultimately connecting to the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline in Maine. The CT Expansion Project is comprised of “loops” that will be built in Albany County, N.Y., Berkshire and Hampden Counties, Mass. and Hartford County, CT.
The NED project is designed to carry natural gas from fracking fields operating in the Marcellus and Utica shale beds to a transmission hub in Dracut, MA. It would feature a 36 inch-wide high-pressure natural gas transmission line under 1460 lb of pressure. Such pressure would require a number of compression stations as well as related infrastructure. The compressor stations that would be built are larger than any compressor stations in operation in the U.S today – 80,000 hp or above.
The paths of both proposed pipelines cut through hundreds of private properties and through some of Massachusetts’ most sensitive eco-systems, including land and waterways that are protected from development under state law. (See map.)
If you are interested in joining the Fracked Gas Pipeline Opposition Action Group please email [email protected] We will get back to you asap, and we will also send you an invitation to join our Google Group, whereby we communicate about timely issues and upcoming meetings related to the proposed pipeline project.
Join our Action Group to stop this pipeline. We need you!
Check out these great resources for up-to-the-minute information on the project:
www.massplan.org (Mass Pipeline Awareness Network)
For information about Sandisfield Taxpayers Opposing the Pipeline, a group opposing the CT Expansion Project visit:
Pipeline Opposition Resources:
This is what a pipeline explosion looks like.