Fracked Gas Pipeline Proposed

A Texas corporation wants to build a fracked gas pipeline near the intersection of Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. The pipeline would pass through Winchester, New Hampshire. Winchester borders Massachusetts and is about four miles from Brattleboro.

The Kinder Morgan corporation originally wanted the pipeline to run south of Winchester, in Massachusetts, but activists in Massachusetts appear to have succeeded in keeping the pipeline out of that part of their state. The corporation wants the proposed pipeline to go from near Albany, New York to near Boston.

Contact information for the Massachusetts activists is at www.thebeatnews.org/BeatTeam/contact-us.

National environmental groups that oppose fracking and could possibly help activists in New Hampshire have web sites at www.SierraClub.org and www.nrdc.org.

The Keene Sentinel newspaper reported that a lobbyist from Kinder Morgan Corporation on November 17 asked the Winchester select board for permission to build the pipeline. The select board did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Valley Post.

Fracked gas is a climate change-causing fossil fuel. Scientists say climate change is a threat to human life on earth.

Fracked gas is mined by Exxon Mobil corporation using a technique known as fracking, which contaminates drinking water for people who live near the drilling sites with cancer-causing chemicals.

The CEO of Exxon Mobil was paid $40 million last year. Exxon Mobil received $6.2 billion in subsidies from taxpayers in the USA between 2010 and 2012. That's according to www.AmericansForTaxFairness.org.

Winchester is home to about 4,100 people.

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