Legislator and Candidate’s Positions on Pipeline

 
Massachusetts’ U.S. Senators’ Statements on the Pipeline Proposal:

Ed Markey: “I oppose this pipeline as it is now proposed because it raises serious questions about whether it is too massive for Massachusetts’ energy needs, does not respect the rights and wishes of local residents, would worsen climate change, and could lead to the export of natural gas to foreign countries, raising prices for Massachusetts businesses and consumers.” – U.S. Senator Edward Markey

Elizabeth Warren: “I oppose the current Kinder-Morgan proposal and share many of the concerns that have been raised by Massachusetts families, businesses, conservation commissions and towns about the pipeline’s impact on their land and the environment. We must upgrade our energy infrastructure in ways that are consistent with Massachusetts’ commitment to environmental conservation, clean energy, and energy efficiency.” -U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas: Congresswoman Tsongas Pipeline statement

Read more here: Sen. Elizabeth Warren: We can do better than pipeline – Berkshire Eagle, August 12, 2014

State Senator Eileen M. Donoghue: “I hope this letter finds all is well. Thank you for your recent communication regarding the Northeast Expansion Project of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline proposed by Kinder Morgan. I appreciate you contacting me about this particular matter and sharing your concerns with me….”read more…

 

Governor-Elect Charlie Baker: “….Baker said the state needs more natural gas capacity, but would rather see that capacity expanded along existing pipeline routes as the state explores ways to tap into Canadian hydropower as well.” Lowell, Aug. 21, 2014 Read Full Article Here: WWLP.com

Lieutenant Governor Candidates:
Attorney General Candidates:

Aty. General-Elect Maura Healey: Statement from Maura Healey on proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline expansion – 07.07.2014

Please visit massPLAN.org for more information

 

 

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