Pipeline Expansion Threatens U.S. Climate Goals, Study Says

“I think that just goes to show that this paper is looking at the beginning of the problem and there are even more impactful pipeline expansions across the country,” said Caitlin Peale Sloan, an attorney with Massachusetts based environmental advocacy group Conservation Law Foundation.

Sloan said increasing natural gas capacity conflicts with state legislation that commits Massachusetts to an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2050.

“We have to decarbonize our electric grid by 2050 to meet economy-wide requirements and stranding ourselves at the natural gas emissions level is untenable,” she said.

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