Kinder Morgan is the New Enron

To the Editor:

The town of New Ips­wich is upset. It is expect­ed to foot the $5,000,000 bill for studies demon­strating that the NED pipeline is not a good idea. FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Com­mission is slated to vote on Docket PF14-22, in Sep­tember.

Kinder Morgan, the company who stands to profit from the pipeline by decimating miles and acres of our beautiful countryside, doesn’t be­lieve it needs to give any­thing in return. It expects us to pay for the privilege.

And the bill is high. Inadequate fire-fighting equipment. Potential ex­plosions, causing home and forest fires. Inade­quate roads and sites for evacuation. Loss of prop­erty value. And that is the tip of the iceberg.

"In 1997 … Kinder and Morgan purchased the liquid pipeline assets of Enron, and now employs many former Enron em­ployees." (Wikipedia)

Kinder Morgan’s CEO is "the luckiest Ex-Enron executive" (Wall Street Journal). Richard Kinder got a $2,000,000 severance package. Enron’s last CEO is serving a 24 year prison sentence.

Kinder Morgan may be operating legally, even if is staffed by ex-Enron employees and built upon Enron assets. But the com­pany’s core values don’t seem to have changed. Richard Kinder’s net worth is over $10 billion. He probably did not make money that partnering with local communities to their mutual benefit.

FERC is the only body authorized to rule on the pipeline. They are hold­ing meetings this week in Nashua and Milford. At the Milford Oval starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday this week, you can be visible with signs. For more privacy, try http:// nhpipelineawareness. org/take-action.

Comment directly on FERC’s website or write them a letter addressed to:

Kimberly D. Bose, Sec­retary

Federal Energy Regula­tory Commission

888 First St. NE, Room 1A

Washington, D.C.


Time is short. Do some­thing.