State Sen. Stanley Rosenberg says energy officials made gas pipeline promises during trip to Washington
State Sen. Stanley Rosenberg says energy officials made gas pipeline promises during trip to Washington...The regulatory commission is the agency that will review Northeast Energy Direct, a controversial natural gas pipeline that would cut through the senator's district if approved.
Rosenberg met with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman Norman C. Bay and commissioner Cheryl LaFleur as part of his trip, which also involved time with Department of Energy officials.
Rosenberg told reporters that the commissioners agreed to accept into the record, as part of public testimony, an upcoming energy study being prepared for Attorney General Maura Healey. The report, due by the end of the month, will identify and evaluate options to address regional electricity reliability needs, including natural gas capacity demand, in New England through 2030.
Healey has said that regulators should understand future demand, and what cost-effective resources can be deployed to meet that demand, before making major decisions about new pipeline infrastructure. Read more here