Amherst Pipeline Taskforce Working Papers

The Amherst Pipeline Taskforce has prepared several working papers intended to educate and inform the residents of Amherst on some of the major issues of interest with respect to natural gas pipelines, and the process by which they are permitted.  

NED Pipeline Process and Timeline – A high level overview of the permitting process for the NED pipeline 

The Extraction and Transport of Natural Gas – Basic background on natural gas extraction and transportation through pipelines

Pipeline Hazards and Public Safety – A brief analysis of the risks of living near a gas transmission pipeline

Environmental Concerns Regarding Fossil Fuel Pipelines – An account of the global consequences of fossil fuel use in general, and the construction of fossil fuel infrastructure in particular

Preliminary Economic Impact to Amherst of a Pipeline – A brief summary of the areas of potential economic impact for Amherst and its residents should the NED pipeline come through Amherst