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Environmentalists Say Gas Pipeline Could Cost Twice Initial Projection

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Environmental advocates say a planned natural gas pipeline in New England could cost ratepayers more than twice what’s currently projected. And they point to a study that says the pipeline could be unnecessary by as early as 2023.

The Access Northeast pipeline would run through New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Kathryn Eiseman, with one of the environmental groups who sponsored the study, says once you factor in costs like operations and maintenance, the pipeline wouldn’t save ratepayers money at all.

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