Concerned citizens from three states and over two dozen organizations have joined forces to fight the proposed Kinder Morgan Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Energy Direct (NED) project. The group’s current members hail from New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire and call themselves The StopNED Coalition to reflect the regional scope of their mission. “NED is a massive pipeline, extending over 350 miles from Pennsylvania to eastern Massachusetts, and the impacts to homeowners,
open spaces and conserved habitats is equally massive.” said Wilmington, Massachusetts resident Suzanne Sullivan, one of the coalition’s members; “In Wilmington, the route is proposed through a Zone 1 Water Supply Protection Area, appearing to be literally only a few feet from the town’s public water supply well. This Coalition has been organized specifically to fight this travesty-in-waiting on a regional level. ”
To date, organizations represented in the StopNED Coalition include 350MA, 350NH, Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT), Clean Water Action, Climate Action Now (CAN), Dracut Pipeline Awareness, Hilltown Community Rights (HCR), Massachusetts Pipeline Awareness Network (MassPLAN), Millers River Watershed Council, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, Nashoba Conservation Trust (NCT), No Fracked Gas In Mass (NFGiM), New Hampshire Pipeline Awareness Network (NHPLAN), No Pipeline In Southern New Hampshire, Northfield Against the Pipeline (NAP), North Quabbin Pipeline Action (NQPA), Pipeline Study Committee- Berlin, Stop New York Fracked Gas Pipeline (SNYFGP), Stop the Pipeline Coordinating Committee (SPCC), Stop NH Pipeline: Fitzwilliam, Troy, Richmond, Stop the Northeast Energy Direct (StopNED ), Stop The Pipeline Boylston, MA, Toxics Action Center, and Wilmington Pipeline Awareness.
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