Timothy Murray, President and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the former lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, writes about the high cost businesses and families in Massachusetts must pay for natural gas as a result of a lack of pipeline capacity.
However, despite an abundance of domestic natural gas here in the United States, Massachusetts access to this cleaner more affordable fuel is limited because of constrained natural gas pipeline capacity to the region. As a result, especially to meet seasonal winter demand, expanding access to this cleaner fuel is critical in allowing residents, particularly those on fixed incomes, to affordably heat their homes during the winter months. It is also critical for our employer community that provides needed jobs across the state.
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