Area residents at Wednesday's Town Council meeting said a proposed natural-gas pipeline that would run through Franklin - as well as other nearby towns - was unnecessary and environmentally unfriendly.
A group of concerned citizens gave a presentation to the council, saying the local demand does not justify the 119-mile Spectra Energy pipeline.
Mendon residents Rand and Carolyn Barthel narrated a slideshow presentation in which they made their case against the project.
"This is a regional issue, a national issue and an international issue," Carolyn said, noting that such area towns as Milford, Bellingham, Medway, Franklin, Millis, Norfolk and Walpole would be affected by the pipeline.Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
|screen grab of one of the presentation slides|
Live reporting from the meeting including a copy of the presentation document used can be found here
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