Letter: Gov. can't pass buck on pipeline

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To the editor of THE EAGLE:

How convenient it is for Gov. Patrick to say "state governments won't have a lot to say about the pipeline route and permit" (Eagle, June 10) when referring to the proposed Kinder Morgan project?

What he didn't say was that he and the other New England governors who have decided the pipeline will ultimately be paid for by a surcharge on our electric bills are providing an inviting opportunity for gas pipeline company profit. And this decision was made without full analysis of whether we can meet our energy needs through green energy production and conservation; both of which are on the rise.

This is a big decision being made about the future of our and our children's environment. We cannot afford to be complacent, nor pass the buck. It's not too late for the governor to withdraw his support for the pipeline, and we should demand it.

CHERYL ROSE

Dalton


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