Massachusetts senators urge caution on pipeline project

by Jack Newsham, Boston Globe

Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey sent a letter to a federal energy regulator Thursday warning of “serious consequences” if a controversial pipeline project were speedily approved.

The senators’ letter, which also was signed by US Representative Stephen Lynch of South Boston, comes on the heels of another letter sent on Jan. 22 by five senators from other New England states that urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to quickly approve the Algonquin Incremental Market project. The proposed project would increase the capacity of the 1,100-mile Algonquin pipeline, which supplies the region with much of its natural gas, and build new spurs, including one adjacent to the West Roxbury gravel quarry.

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