CLF led opposition to pipeline proposal, citing lack of need and carbon impact
April 20, 2016 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today in response to the announcement by gas giant Kinder Morgan that the corporation intends to halt its efforts to construct the massive new Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline through New England. In its statement, Kinder Morgan cites market forces and regulatory uncertainty as the primary reasons for abandoning this project. Specifically, Kinder Morgan cites uncertainty surrounding the ability to charge businesses and families for the proposed capacity, which is the focus of pending CLF litigation set to be heard by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on May 5.
“It’s a rare thing to see a fossil fuel company admit there simply isn’t enough need for what they’re selling,” said CLF president Bradley Campbell. “It is increasingly apparent that free market forces are rapidly driving us toward a clean energy future, and today’s decision by Kinder Morgan is a telling sign of things to come. Our environment, our economy and the health of our communities depend on continuing to see fossil fuels out the door.”
CLF experts are available for further comment.