The proposed gas line originates in Pennsylvania and would go through Wright, N.Y., into Berkshire County and eventually through Winchendon, Ashburnham, Ashby, Townsend and continue on to Dracut, said Bruce Winn of Berkshire Environmental Action Team.
challenged public assertions that natural gas is cleaner and cheaper than other forms of fuel.
"I would make the argument natural gas isn't clean, isn't cheap and we don't need the extra capacity," he
The Tennessee Gas Pipeline already carries 43 percent of the U.S. northern market, and if it passes 60 percent customers can expect to start paying the high prices that are common in Europe and Asia, Winn
conceded that natural gas is cleaner than home heating oil but said it can create as much CO2 as other forms of fuel such as coal and oil when used in electrical plants.
"When somebody says natural gas is cheap, you have to ask compared to what," Winn
also questioned whether the ultimate goal of the pipeline is to export natural gas.
The company has said the pipeline will create 3,000 jobs but even that isn't as good as advertised, Winn
"They also say in the same sentence it will be during peak construction," he