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Micelli: Proposed Pipeline Will 'Endanger Land' And Be A 'Burden To Residents'

Nov 02, 2015 08:27AM ● By Bill Gilman

State Rep. Jim Miceli, D-Wilmington.

State Rep. Jim Miceli, D-Wilmington, has written a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), declaring himself an "intervener" in FERCs ongoing approval process for Kinder Morgan's proposed Tennessee Gas pipeline extension project.
As an intervener, Miceli will be able to have legal standing in the process, being able to testify at hearings and present legal briefs in any court actions. It also ensures he will be kept fully informed by FERC regarding each step of the process.
In his letter, Miceli also state's his opposition to the pipeline, which, as currently planned, would cut across numerous Massachusetts communities, including a section of Tewksbury near the Andover line and a section of Wilmington near I-93.

Miceli's letter reads, as follows:

Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr. Deputy Secretary
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First St, N.E. Washington, DC 20426

Ms. Bose and Mr. Davis,
I wish to officially declare my intent to intervene in relation to Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Northeast Energy Direct proposal, FERC docket number PF14-22-000. The pipeline threatens to not only endanger land in the towns of Wilmington and Tewksbury, but also violate Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution and serve as a burden to residents across the state. I ask that you add my name to the list of interveners so that I may remain well-informed on the status of the project and submit comments when I believe it to be necessary.
Thank you.

Representative James R. Miceli
19th Middlesex District

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