I am Thankful…I am NOT Thankful – Kathie Gauvin, New Ipswich, NH

At Thanksgiving, New Ipswich resident and tireless member of the New Ipswich Pipeline Resistance Volunteer Team, Kathie Gauvin, composed and shared what she is thankful for and what she is not thankful for.


I am thankful for waking up every morning to the beauty and peace of my surroundings.

I am NOT thankful for my immediate Northeast Energy Direct pipeline thoughts!

I am thankful for my wonderful, intelligent husband who has dedicated himself to fighting this horrendous pipeline project.

I am NOT thankful for the abrupt, stressful change in our lives.

I am thankful to be able to dedicate myself to this battle, to find a strong and powerful voice deep inside me that now is being heard.

I am thankful for my family who will gather together to share Thanksgiving.

I am NOT thankful that the home where so many memories have been made will no longer be a safe dwelling due to our proximity to the compressor station and all the toxicity that it produces.

I am thankful for the life I have cherished, the downtime of retirement, the joy and peace.

I am NOT thankful that this has been stripped away by Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas.

I am thankful for the courage and support of family, a multitude of lifelong friends, new pipeline opposition friends, those near and far that I don’t know personally but know are fighting with us, as well as the state representatives and Executive Council members who stand with us.

I am thankful for the Congressional delegation, Governor Hassan, and state organizations who will no doubt grant us face to face meetings once they digest very sad story of the Minisink, NY presentation.

I am thankful for the data collected and shared by brilliant environmentalists and the research that renowned health professionals have provided to us.

I am NOT thankful for the many roadblocks that we face in establishing political rapport.

I am thankful that there is energy, hope, and dedication that will STOP the NED!