Not thankful for the NED pipeline project

I am thankful for the beauty and peace that I wake up to every morning. I am not thankful for my immediate thoughts of Northeast Energy Direct pipeline! I am thankful for my wonderful, intelligent husband who has researched and created presentations in order to fight this horrendous pipeline project. I am not thankful for the abrupt change in our lives and stress level. I am thankful to be able to dedicate myself to this battle. I have a strong, powerful voice and I want to be heard. I am thankful for my family who will gather together to share Thanksgiving. I am not thankful that our home, where so many memories have been made, will no longer be a safe abode because of the compressor station and its emissions in such close proximity. I am thankful for the life I have cherished, the downtime of retirement, the joy and tranquility. I am not thankful that this has been stripped away by Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas. I am thankful for all who are standing strong and courageously in pipeline opposition including some of our state and national politicians. I am not thankful for the many roadblocks that we face in establishing political rapport with others. I am thankful for the lessons learned from Minisink, N.Y. I am thankful for the brilliant environmentalists and renowned health professionals who have shared their knowledge. I am thankful that there is energy, hope, and dedication that will STOP the NED!

Kathie Gauvin

New Ipswich