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The Senate bill was co-sponsored by Democrat Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Republican Rob Portman of Ohio. A similar bill was defeated last year after it became enmeshed in a partisan fight over the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
The pipeline’s capacity is from 1.2 billion to 2.2 billion cubic feet of gas per day.
In a letter sent last week to Kinder Morgan, the state’s congressional delegation asked the company to do more public outreach beyond five meetings conducted recently in communities affected by the proposal.
Massachusetts and eight other states are part of the nation’s first multi-state “cap-and-trade” program known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Five protesters, including one from Texas, have been arrested after they locked themselves to each other with steel pipes and refused to leave the Irving Oil corporate building in New Hampshire.
The San Antonio refiner has quietly pulled out of a partnership to build a cellulosic ethanol plant while a second plant in which it’s a partner started producing renewable diesel this summer.
A New Hampshire jury has found ExxonMobil liable in a long-running lawsuit over groundwater contamination by the gasoline additive MTBE. The oil giant could pay hundreds of millions of dollars to clean it up.
Lawyers for Exxon Mobil say the state of New Hampshire is looking for a lot of money and a scapegoat in its lawsuit over the oil giant’s use over the gasoline additive MTBE, the longest state trial in state history.
A heavily traveled bridge that links Maine and New Hampshire was closed to traffic Monday after an oil tanker broke loose from a pier and struck the span, but there was no sign of a spill and no reports of injuries, officials said.