Muck Rock -- Kinder Morgan paid Massachusetts State Police $115,000 to defend controversial pipeline



Kinder Morgan paid Massachusetts State Police $115 thousand to defend controversial pipeline

Troop B of the MSP have been stationed in Sandisfield since May, and have arrested dozens of protesters of the Connecticut Expansion Pipeline
Written by Grace Raih
Edited by JPat Brown
Same controversy, different pipeline. On July 29th, 22 protestors were arrested by Massachusetts State Police (MSP) during an ongoing pipeline protest in Sandisfield. Known as the Connecticut Expansion Pipeline, the natural gas pipeline loop is currently being built below New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Legal battles and public backlash have surged from its inception in 201,4 when Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of energy giant Kinder Morgan Inc., submitted a federal application for development.

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