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NOTICES: Three Pipeline Education Opportunities


Will Air Important Local Issues in Depth

• Jason Kauppi, Town Moderator, to Lead Discussion

• Live Studio Audience

• Show Debuts July 22 with Discussion of Pipeline by Local Experts

Talk on Main Street, a new series of discussions of regional issues, debuts Tuesday, July 22. The show is unique because it will have a live studio audience in the Black Box Theater of the Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, be cablecast on The Groton Channel, and be streamed live on the Internet.

The first program tackles some selected aspects of the Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline proposed by Kinder Morgan that would span 45 towns along the northern edge of Massachusetts. Talk on Main Street: The Pipeline features Groton-based energy experts Dennis Eklof and James O'Reilly address issues and answering questions posed by Groton Town Moderator Jason Kauppi. Eklof is an expert in global energy forecasting and consulting. O'Reilly is Jim O'Reilly, Director of public policy for Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, is an expert energy efficiency policy and programs.

Talk on Main Street uses a give-and-take-discussion format that goes in depth with subject matter experts who can provide important information on current areas of concern. We will cover issues that are relevant to our region and provide good and accurate information delivered in a conversational style that makes that information understandable.

In addition to questions from Kauppi, and time permitting, the experts will take some questions from the studio audience and the online audience watching from their homes.

Talk on Main Street will cablecast in Groton on Verizon channel 40 and Charter channel 13. Live Internet streaming will be available at Viewers can submit questions on Twitter (with the #TalkOnMainStreet hashtag) or by email at

The first show will likely focus on these topics:

•Permitting process/role of FERC

•Need for more natural gas pipelines

•Financing a pipeline, including tariffs - what they are and how they work

And may also include additional related item such as:

•Current and future demand for gas

•Alternative routes for the pipeline and related issues.

•Survey activity by Kinder Morgan


JANE BOUVIER To Conduct Wide-Ranging Interview with Kinder Morgan Official July 24 on Around Town.

Allen Fore, Director of Public Affairs at Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. will be a guest on  Around Town, a Groton Cable Access weekly show hosted by Jane Bouvier, Thursday, July 24, 7:30  PM. Mr. Fore has more than 25 years experience in law, government and public affairs at the local, state and national levels. Ms. Bouvier will conduct an unbiased interview.

Around Town is broadcast in Groton, Harvard, Pepperell and Dunstable on channel 40 on Fios and 

 Channel 12 on Charter. Around Town is also online at


August 5 at 7 PM in Lunenburg

Representative Jennifer Benson (D-Lunenburg), Representative Sheila Harrington (R-Groton), Representative Stephen DiNatale (D-Fitchburg), Senator Jennifer Flanagan (D-Leominster) and Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a regional forum for impacted communities in Middlesex and Worcester counties to discuss the proposed northeast gas pipeline expansion project.


A natural gas company, based out of Houston, Kinder Morgan, has proposed building a natural gas pipeline that would connect to the pre-existing, Tennessee Gas Pipeline, in Pennsylvania, run through New York, and into the Massachusetts border in the Berkshires. The pipeline would extend through about 45 Massachusetts municipalities, ending in Dracut. 


The public forum will be held Tuesday, August 5 at 7 p.m. at Lunenburg High School auditorium. 

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