January 6, 2015
By Stephanie West
Boston, MA- Construction leaders in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine have endorsed the building of a natural gas pipeline from New York to the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts. Thousands of jobs would be created by the construction of the pipeline, which is being proposed by Kinder Morgan.
The Massachusetts Building Trades Council, the New Hampshire Building and Construction Trades Council and the Maine State Building and Construction Trades Council are supporting the pipeline project.
"This project will create 3,000 construction jobs and be an economic boost to Massachusetts' working families and local businesses," said Frank Callahan, president of the Massachusetts Building Trades Council. "By solving New England's energy supply crunch in an environmentally responsible way, the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline will reduce energy bills for families and businesses, strengthening our entire economy."