Dear Decision Maker,
I am writing in support of the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project, a critical expansion of existing energy infrastructure that will provide Northeastern consumers greater access to reliable, clean-burning and affordable natural gas.
The security of energy supply, particularly in the Northeast, needs to be protected and enhanced. A secure and resilient supply of natural gas is therefore critical. Incremental infrastructure expansions such as Northeast Supply Enhancement ensure that customers continue to benefit from a safe, reliable energy supply with minimal environmental disruption.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) concluded in its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that proposed environmental mitigation measures for the project will ensure that NESE will not have a significant impact on the environment.
Pipelines are proven to be the safest and most efficient method to move natural gas to consumers, and they are tremendous economic drivers. For instance, Northeast Supply Enhancement is a nearly $1 billion investment in the region’s natural gas network and will put more than 3,000 people to work.
The design and construction of Northeast Supply Enhancement is also projected to generate approximately $327 million in additional economic activity (GDP), in addition to creating an estimated $234 million in labor income.
I support Northeast Supply Enhancement for the following key reasons:
- Has potential to displace the equivalent of 3 million gallons of heating oil, which would reduce C02 emissions by up to 2.4 million tons per year;
- Increases natural gas service to National Grid;
- Supports good jobs for local laborers;
- Drives millions of dollars in new wages;
- Provides reliable supply of domestic energy.
We urge you to issue all necessary permits for Northeast Supply Enhancement without delay.
*Your signature may be submitted in support of Northeast Supply Enhancement to State and Federal regulatory bodies as well as State legislative bodies.