- 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.


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

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