Mason Residents Raise Objections At Pipeline Forum

Jan 7, 2015

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Some residents of the New Hampshire town of Mason say they feel singled out by a proposed natural gas pipeline project that would cross the town twice over.

Related: Sam Evans-Brown reports on Kinder Morgan's plans to move their preferred pipeline route to New Hampshire.

They raised objections at a public meeting Tuesday night.

Texas-based Kinder Morgan wants to construct about 70 miles of pipeline through southern New Hampshire. About 90 percent of the project would be along an existing power line corridor.

WMUR-TV reports the pipeline would cross Mason from west to east, along with a lateral juncture heading into Massachusetts.

Some people are worried about water. The project would require blasting to bury a 36-inch gas line in a town that relies 100 percent on wells for its water.