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Tennessee Gas Pipeline



What is it?

The Tennessee Gas Pipeline is a project by company Kinder Morgan to run a natural gas pipeline along the northern spine of Massachusetts ultimately connecting to existing infrastructure near Dracut, MA. The pipeline extends all the way from Louisiana some 13,900 miles facilitating natural gas distribution to those along its path.

How will it affect Groton?

Groton is home to hundreds of acres of conservation land, many of them, fought tirelessly for and actively to monitor for encroachment and abuse. The indiscriminate running of a pipeline through any part of our precious lands goes against the hard work of our Land Use department and the Conservation Commission. Homeowners in the vicinity of the line also will be disturbed by the construction itself and its lasting ecological, property, and aesthetic impacts.

As a resident, what can I do?

If you are upset by the impending pipeline project the best thing you can do is contact your representatives in congress. The Nashua River Watershed Association (NRWA) has already written to the Attorney General voicing their concern about the project and its effects, their letter is viewable in the documents on the right-hand side of the page. The Nashoba Conservation Trust also has a page where you can find more information about the project and where it stands.

People hold the power, make your opinion matter!

The town has seen fit to appoint a working group to better interface with and communicate what is in the best interest of the community. Information about the group and their work can be seen over on their page.

As always, any questions about the project can be directed to pipeline@townofgroton.org.