MANCHESTER, NH — Liberty Utilities is proposing a natural gas pipeline that would be installed 732 feet (a little over a tenth of a mile) from Manchester’s public water source, Lake Massabesic. As part of the state approval process, the company will need to address risks to the city water supply during construction, as well as the long-term environmental impact.
They will also need to win over local residents during the lengthy approval process ahead.
Activist group Echo Action is working to raise public awareness around the project, which they oppose. A public “lighted art” vigil rescheduled from last week will take place Jan. 19 outside the SNHU Arena, 6 to 8 p.m.
The 16-inch-wide steel underground pipeline, which Liberty calls Granite Bridge, would be installed in the state right-of-way for Route 101. It would run 27 miles, from Stratham to Manchester.
You can learn more about the protest/vigil below:
Click here to read more on the proposed pipeline project from the InkLink archives.