For Immediate Release

Organization Profile: 

Washington DC: 202-547-1141
San Francisco: 415-977-5500

Proposed Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline Stopped

KinderMorgan Indefinitely Suspends Widely Opposed Project

MANCHESTER, NH - Today, KinderMorgan announced that it has indefinitely suspended its proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline.

The formerly proposed project would have cut through seven states, delivering fracked gas from Pennsylvania throughout New England.

In November of last year, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey released a study finding that New England does not need additional fossil fuel infrastructure--like the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline--to meet its peak energy demand.

The pipeline faced widespread opposition, with Sierra Club’s more than 100,000 members from the directly impacted states joining thousands of others to intervene and file comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission against the project.

In response, Director of Sierra Club’s Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign Lena Moffitt released the following statement:

“Today’s victory proves once again that protecting our communities, our health, and our climate is not partisan issue and that people power can and will defeat corporate polluters.

“Projects like Northeast Energy Direct pipeline in New England or the Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas terminal in Oregon are not needed, and only serve to perpetuate our dependence on fossil fuels. Instead, we must leave dirty fuels in the ground and continue to invest in wind and solar to secure a clean energy future.


This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news outlet. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Won't Exist.

Please select a donation method:

The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States. It was founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California by the well-known conservationist and preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the US, and is affiliated with Sierra Club Canada.

Share This Article