Maine Wants Canada to Build NatGas Pipeline, Bypass MA, NH, NY

This story makes us angry–not at Maine Gov. Paul LePage, but at the obtuse governors and officials in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and (yes) New York. For years LePage, a Republican, has advocated for more natural gas pipelines to his state and to the entire New England region. Back in 2014 all of New England’s governors were on board with supporting Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline extension of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline (see Blue State Blues: 6 New England States Want New Natgas Pipeline). But then radical environmentalist took over, and the others lost their nerve–and their minds–eventually killing the project two years later (see NED is Dead – Kinder Morgan Suspends $3.3B New England Pipeline). Every pipeline project floated for the New England region meets with the same obtuse, frankly idiotic resistance. And LePage has had enough. If Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York won’t let pipelines pass through their stats to reach Maine, then LePage wants the Canadians to build a pipeline south across the border Maine shares with Quebec. You can’t blame LePage–he’s doing what he has to in the best interests of his residents. The real shame is that cheap, abundant American shale gas from the Marcellus/Utica could be the gas flowing to Maine. But now, it appears it will be Canadian gas instead. Maddening!…

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