- Associated Press - Sunday, September 27, 2015

AMHERST, N.H. (AP) - Amherst officials have negotiated a new route for Kinder Morgan’s planned natural gas pipeline.

The Telegraph reports (https://bit.ly/1KN4cYS ) the route will avoid the Souhegan River, sensitive conservation areas and residential cul-de-sacs. The Amherst Pipeline Task Force met for a half-hour with energy company representatives to discuss the changes.

John D’Angelo, the selectmen’s representative to the task force, says they’re still concerned with some parts of the route, but it’s a “much less disruptive route through Amherst.”

The original route for the underground transmission pipeline went through 4 miles of Amherst. That included Ponemah Bog, which is considered a unique ecosystem, and another conservation area.

The new route enters Amherst from Milford along the electric power line right of way. It has been shifted south about 500 feet.

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Information from: The Telegraph, https://www.nashuatelegraph.com

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