Vince Pecoraro in the Register-Star reports
that Kinder Morgan is postponing its open houses this fall on the Northeast Energy Direct expansion of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, according to Chatham Town Supervisor Jesse DeGroodt. DeGroodt said that Allen Fore, vice president of public affairs at Kinder Morgan, sent the town an email stating that the company had requested to pre-file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
and postponed its open houses, at the Chatham Thu., Nov. 6 town meeting. Fore explained the delay saying residents could, “have additional time to examine the information and detailed maps … that were submitted to the FERC on Nov. 5." DeGroodt says the email also said Kinder Morgan
, “has evaluated route alternatives for the proposed NED Project pipeline facilities that place a significant emphasis on siting the pipeline facilities along existing utility corridors in previously disturbed areas” and “has determined that a few alternative routes are viable.” "There’s also some talk that the pipeline won’t even come through Columbia County at this point,” DeGroodt said. There was an open house on the proposed pipeline scheduled for Dec. 4 in Schodack. For more information on the NED Project, visit www.kindermorgan.com/business/gas_pipelines/east/neenergydirect/
. To see the pre-filing documents, visit www.ferc.gov
and search for the NED Project’s docket number, PF14-22-000. Read the full story in the Register-Star.