SALEM — Congressman Seth Moulton launched an online portal Tuesday for 6th District residents to air concerns about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline proposed by Kinder Morgan. The pipeline would pass through numerous cities and towns North of Boston.
“As I hold meetings across the district, I hear from a growing number of constituents with serious concerns about rising energy costs and the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline,” said Moulton in a press release. “This portal will give a voice to those who feel that their concerns are not being heard and addressed by Kinder Morgan and the pipeline promoters.”
Moulton’s office plans to use comments collected from the online portal to obtain a formal response to constituents’ concerns from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Kinder Morgan. FERC is tasked with permitting the pipeline project.
“The people I’ve talked to feel like the concerns they raised to Kinder Morgan have fallen on deaf ears,” said Moulton. “I will share the feedback from the portal directly with FERC and Kinder Morgan in order to hold them accountable and to provide a meaningful response to our communities’ concerns.”
The portal, hosted through Moulton’s official website, is open until May 20.
After meeting last year with local and state officials of communities in the proposed pipeline’s path, Moulton was one of several public officials to intervene and send a letter to FERC ask for an additional public meeting where constituents could express their concerns. FERC denied his request, according to Moulton.
To comment on the portal, visit https://moulton.house.gov/uncategorized/kinder-morgan-feedback-portal/.