No Pipeline Rally

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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.

These are a few of photos that were taken by Homer Shannon. The complete series can be seen on his website www.anythingbutawedding.com.

Anything But A Wedding! Photography by Homer Shannon: No Pipeline Rally - Concord NH &emdash; _1060777
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Temple DES Meeting

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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 John Kieley of the Temple Ad-Hoc Committee

Dennis Gauvin
Dennis Gauvin of New Ipswich presented a case study of the health effects caused by a 12,000 hp compressor station in Minisink, NY.  The proposed station for New Ipswich , NH is 40,000 hp ( 20-30 Megawatts).

slide show 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.

slides Jun 2015 Harvard study

slideshow Volatile Organic Compounds and more

DES Members of the Department of Environmental Services explained the permitting process.DES meeting Attentive audience

DES meeting Taking notesDES meeting Jim Coffey of New Ipswich asks a questionDES meeting Full houseWendy 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

Pipeline Protesters at the Milford Labor Day Parade

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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 website NHPipelineAwareness.org.

Milford Labor Day Parade
Kidz of Pipeline Resistance
Pipeline protests
New Ipswich marchers
Labor Day Parade Marchers
Pipeline Protesters
Pipeline Protesters
If the FERC has determined that there is a public need for the pipeline, they will grant the pipeline company a “certificate of public convenience and necessity” authorizing the construction and operation of the pipeline. This would include the taking of land by eminent domain.
Pipeline protesters
The general project description as recent as TGP/KM‘s Resource Report 1, July 2015 suggests the proposed project would involve the construction of 418 miles of pipeline. 
Pipeline protesters at Labor Day Parade
Float depicting some of the affected towns.

NH Spirit Pipeline Resistance BBQ and Motorcycle Rally

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Motorcycle rally for NED Protest
The Rally was held at Winter’s Summer Home Farm in New Ipswich, NH
The chickens had some concern about the menu, but it was a hamburger and hot dog affair.
An example of recycling
Resistance Rider
State Representative Eric Eastham (Nashua) rode in with his friend for the Rally.
This event offered the opportunity to meet folks that will be directly affected if the pipeline goes in.
It wouldn’t be an event without a cake.
The food was delicious with fresh vegetables right from the farm.
Time for dessert.
Lining up.
Looking just a bit sneaky.
Mason Selectman Charlie Moser spoke first, reminding folks that we are the people, we need to stick together.
State Representative Eric Eastman (R) – District 28 reminded the crowd of the resources of an entity such as Kinder-Morgan who has deep pockets and lawyers.
Elaine donated an embroidered jacket for auction to raise funds for the resistance. Bead work by Sioux Indians.
Jim Cutler a solar consultant finds himself fighting this pipeline after successfully fighting the first foray through his community. The pipeline was diverted through Southern NH after stiff opposition from Massachusetts towns and local governments.
Farmer Mark Mansfield and Activist Sam Matthews