For Immediate Release
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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.
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.