Kinder-Morgan (KMI-NYSE) has a proposed building a natural gas pipeline through 71 miles of Southern New Hampshire, taking land by eminent domain where necessary. It also plans to build a gas fired 40,000 HP compressor station in New Ipswich (along with others on the route) to move the gas across the hills, through wetlands, a Cross Country Ski Area and under lakes back to Massachusetts. On Friday concerned citizens in towns along the route delivered a petition to NH Governor Maggie Hassan.
The Temple Select Board and Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee sponsored a presentation by New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) at the Temple Town Hall on Nov 02, 2015.
The DES explained their permit process and answered questions from the public.
John Kieley of the Temple Ad-Hoc Committee
Slide presentation of health effects of a compressor station based upon studies done at Minisink, NY. This compressor station is only 1/4 the size of the one planned for New Ipswich.
Jun 2015 Harvard study
Volatile Organic Compounds and more
Members of the Department of Environmental Services explained the permitting process. Attentive audience
Taking notes Jim Coffey of New Ipswich asks a question Full house Wendy Juchnevics-Freeman who is on the New Ipswich Pipeline Advisory Committee. She asked the NH DES some pointed questions about emissions and blow-downs from compressor stations. The man standing behind her in a maroon striped shirt and glasses is a reporter from NHPR, Sam Evans-Brown. Temple Town Hall
A large contingent of concerned citizens took to the streets on Labor Day to protest the construction of a proposed pipeline that will be located through 20 Southern New Hampshire towns including Milford. Extensive information about this project can be found on the websiteNHPipelineAwareness.org.