Representative John Hampton Submits Testimony Opposing The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Project

October 30, 2015

Representative Hampton recently submitted testimony to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in strong opposition to the Tennessee Gas/Kinder Morgan proposal to install a natural gas pipeline through the Class I and Class II watershed land (through Simsbury) owned by the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC).

“A gas pipeline installation on this land has the potential to impact both a high quality drinking water source and the Farmington River,” said Rep. Hampton. “I believe allowing for the installation of this pipeline through this environmentally sensitive area would undermine some of the protections Connecticut has put in place to protect these precious natural resources and clean drinking water.”