The Dracut Pipeline Awareness Group

Our goal is to preserve our community and our town's heritage for many generations to come.

Dracut Pipeline Awareness Group is part of Concerned Citizens of Dracut, a non-profit organization seeking to protect the safety and well being of our community by educating residents about industries which place us in the path of catastrophic risk.

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Contact your local representative and voice your opinions about the pipeline. For example letter templates Click Here.

Colleen M. Garry

Representative | D Dracut
State House
Room 238
Boston, MA 02133
617-722-2380 Colleen.Garry@mahouse.gov

Barbara L'Italien

Senator | D Andover
State House
Room 413-C
Boston, MA 02133
617-722-1612 barbara.l'italien@masenate.gov

Niki Tsongas

Rep. | D Mass 3rd District
1714 Longworth
House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-3411
Email Niki Tsongas

Ed Markey

Senator | D Massachusetts
255 Dirksen
Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
202-224-2742
Email Ed Markey

Elizabeth Warren

Senator | D Dracut
317 Hart
Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-4543 Email Elizabeth Warren

Board of Selectman Dracut

BOS Chairman
62 Arlington Street
Dracut, MA 01826
978-452-1908
Email Dracut BOS

If we are going to make a difference and save our town it's all about the facts. Here are some answers to common questions.


1What is the project?
Kinder Morgan, a massive energy company based in Houston that owns the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP), is hoping to file an application in October 2015 to route a 30" or 36” high pressure natural gas pipeline across Massachusetts and New Hampshire, with a major hub in Dracut. The project, known as Northeast Energy Direct (NED), was “pre-filed” with the federal agency FERC (Docket PF14-22 at www.ferc.gov). TGP says they hope to win approval at the end of 2016 possible construction starting in March 2017 and completion by November 2018.
2The pipeline is proposed to cross my land. What is the impact on my property?
The pipeline requires a 75 to 100 foot construction path that would be clearcut, and a 50 foot permanent easement where trees may never be grown again. The pipeline would be marked by yellow or white tubes protruding from the ground where the top of the pipe would be 3 to 8 feet below grade. Construction may require blasting. The pipeline company, if necessary, is willing to go to court to obtain easements by eminent domain.
3Does the proposed pipeline bring gas to new residences in Dracut?
No. This is an interstate transmission line that would have a pressure of 1460psi. The local pipes that bring gas service to residences and business typically have a pressure of about 100psi and are owned by National Grid. The gas in this line, according to Kinder Morgan (Sept. 15 cover letter), would replace what now flows south from the Maritimes Northeast Joint Facilities pipeline into the Dracut hub, and reverse the direction of that line so that it flows north to Canada.
4How will all electricity customers possibly pay for this pipeline?

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