Will Massachusetts small business owners be able to compete nationally without access to a natural gas pipeline?
According to a new energy study by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy, the answer is yes, but many business leaders do not agree.
“As we make long-term decisions about our energy future, it’s imperative we have the facts,” Healey said in a press statement. “This study demonstrates that we do not need increased gas capacity to meet electric reliability needs, and that electric ratepayers shouldn’t foot the bill for additional pipelines.”
— NFIB Massachusetts (@nfib_ma) November 23, 2015
— NFIB Massachusetts (@nfib_ma) November 19, 2015
For small business owners hoping to compete and grow, the Attorney General’s stance was not welcome. “Natural gas capacity – the ability to bring low cost natural gas to Massachusetts – is the bedrock of our energy future, supplemented by renewables like solar, hydro and land-based wind power,” NFIB/MA State Director Bill Vernon said.
To read more of the study, click here.