Thank you to our hard-working politicians

Published: 5/4/2016 7:00:12 PM
Thank you toour hard-working politicians

To the editor:

I would like to say thank you to our politicians who came to listen when we asked for help to fight the oversized NED project and who worked hard to help protect us from corporate greed.

Honorable N.H. State Rep. Jack Flanagan, Eric Eastman and Jim McConnell came to our pipeline resistance meeting and explained how they planned to help us with the many proposed house bills and were there at many, many of the pipeline hearings in the state capitol. These state representatives, as well as Richard Ames, James Belanger, Kermit Williams, Frank Edelblut and Marjorie Shepardson, worked many hours to help write and amend the pipeline bills proposed to help the affected landowners and towns along the pipeline route.

Congresswoman Anne Kuster came to listen and worked to help the towns along the pipeline route by clearly and concisely requesting answers to the many questions posed. She also sent a letter to FERC requesting that a comprehensive health impact assessment be completed in the areas around the compressor stations.

Sen. Andy Sanborn and Kevin Avard both worked to help with many of the pipeline bills, in particular the two bills that actually passed the House and made it to the Senate and by helping to educate the public about the proposed NED project. Senate President Chuck Morse was the first state politician to speak out against the proposed NED pipeline and to point out that Kinder Morgan was not such a good neighbor.

I would also like to thank those in the town government of New Ipswich who helped to protect our town from corporate greed.

Virginia Notter

New Ipswich


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