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KM finally submits its updated Resource Reports
in the middle of FERC Scoping Meeting Schedule!


Yesterday afternoon, July 24, 2015, Kinder Morgan / Tennessee Gas Pipeline finally released their long awaited Draft Environmental Report. Having previously been anticipated for a June release, this report is now landing directly in the middle of the FERC Scoping Meeting Schedule, after multiple hearings have already happened in Pennsylvania and New York, and only 4 days before hearings in Massachusetts and New Hampshire start.

This puts people all along the pipeline route at disadvantage in two ways: Those in PA & NY who have had hearings already weren't allowed the opportunity to comment on the new information and those in MA & NH only have 4 days to absorb and analyze thousands of pages of new documents.

The 79 volumes of information over 6571 pages of maps, tables and technical drawings also still contain alarming holes, like a Horizontal Directional Drill Plan that consists of four pages containing one sentence; "Site-specific horizontal directional drill plans will be provided in the final ER."  As individuals all along the pipeline route start to chip away at the mountain of paperwork, the same sort of gross errors and words and tables merely posing as information with "TBD" where data should be are starting to surface.

This filing has proven even more clearly that the only fair recourse would be to postpone the remainder of the FERC Scoping Meetings and the Massachusetts Energy Facility Siting Board hearings until all stakeholders, including elected town and state officials and the hundreds of thousands of people along the pipeline route and in affected communities, have sufficient time to review this untimely submission by Kinder Morgan. The Scoping Hearings that have already occurred in Pennsylvania and New York will need to be rescheduled as well, to give the people a proper chance to speak on the project as it is NOW defined.

» SEE THE NEW RESOURCE REPORTS


Pipeline co. files report with FERC
By Richie Davis, Greenfield Recorder
July 25, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. submitted its long-awaited Draft Environmental Report for the Northeast Energy Direct project Friday to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, three business days before a public hearing scheduled for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Greenfield Middle School.

The 79-volume report, posted Friday afternoon by FERC, is the first detailed description since March of the nearly $5 billion project that is planned to cross eight Franklin County towns on its way from Wright, N.Y., to Dracut, north of Lowell, to deliver up to 1.3 billion cubic feet a day (bcf/d) of hydrofracked natural gas from Pennsylvania shale fields.

The project, which TGP parent corporation Kinder Morgan announced last week would be downsized from a capacity limit of 2.2 Bcf/d, was shown in the latest report to be a 30-inch pipeline

Read entire article here ...

THIS WEEK'S SCOPING MEETING SCHEDULE
Because of the untimely nature of these Scoping Meetings, we need more people than ever to attend and speak out to postpone the process.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 • 7:00 PM
Taconic High School
96 Valentine Rd
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 448-9600

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • 6:30 PM
Nashua Radisson
11 Tara Blvd.
Nashua, NH 03062
(603) 888-9970

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • 6:30 PM
Greenfield Middle School
195 Federal Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
(413) 772-1360

Thursday, July 30, 2015 • 6:30 PM
Milford Town Hall
Town Hall, One Union Square
Milford, NH 03055
(603) 249-0600

Thursday, July 30, 2015 • 6:30 PM
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley St.
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-3200


» Full FERC Scoping Hearing Schedule here
 
 The official deadline for submitting written scoping comments on the NED project is August 31, 2015.

» Read More about how to frame scoping questions and what to expect at the hearings
 

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