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January 18th, 2017:

National Grid Withdraws Application For Natural Gas Pipeline Project

American Energy Coalition - January 18th, 2017

National Grid last week filed notice with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission that it is withdrawing a proposal for ratepayers in the state to help pay for expanding one of the key pipelines that brings natural gas to New England, according to an article in the Providence Journal.

“The move follows a decision by Connecticut regulators to cancel review of the Access Northeast project, and rulings in Massachusetts and New Hampshire that dealt blows to the $3-billion plan that aimed to bring more gas to power plants in the region,” the article states. “The Rhode Island PUC indefinitely suspended its review of the application in September.”

The Conservation Law Foundation called National Grid's decision belated, according to the Journal. “New England does not need new fossil fuel infrastructure. National Grid’s filing today confirms that CLF has been right on that point all along.”

To read the Providence Journal article, click here.


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