So MA is to have the largest eminent domain land takings since the Turnpike, when we already have an existing pipeline, so that Connecticut businesses can benefit???????
Kinder Morgan bought the Tennessee Gas Pipeline in Southern Massachusetts only recently (it didn't build it) . . . we already have a pipeline here, with excess capacity reported as of December 2014.
And now our state is going to be ruined for a second one? This is ludicrous. Is our Governor going to do anything to protect the interests of Massachusetts?
I think its known as "projection". If you encountered this person publicly, on this issue, his lack of empathy for the hurt and loss that this project will cause thousands of people is quite startling. In fact it is disturbing. ...(full comment)
New England's "natural" gas inflow capacity is 1,709bcf. As of 2013, all six New England states used a total of 889bcf. That is nearly half unused capacity on existing pipeline infrastructure. This does not include 150bcf LNG capacity from three LNG import facilities. Despite the excess capacity, more capacity has already been added: TGP NY-NH pipeline already in service providing 300,000dth: William's Rockaway lateral and Northeast Connector (100,000dth in service with 547,000 coming in 2015); and the PGNTS non pipeline option. The DPU has also authorized the liquification of large amounts of pipeline gas to be liquified and stored rather than using exports. By 2017 LED lights will further reduce electricity use, and there will be at least 36GW of renewable energy. Mr. Farrell isn't telling you that. He's calling names, and then later "apologizing". Kinder Morgan isn't telling you any of that either. They want their export pipeline, and what they are doing amounts to theft on a false pretense and on a massive scale. LNG exports will be lucrative for them: and they don't care what happens to any of us. ...(full comment)
New England's "natural" gas inflow capacity is 1,709bcf. As of 2013, all six New England states used a total of 889bcf. That is NEARLY HALF UNUSED CAPACITY ON EXISTING PIPELINE INFRASTRUCTURE.
This does not include LNG capacity up to 150bcf per year from 3 LNG import facilities.
Even with considerable existing capacity, there have recent efforts already in place; TGP's NH-NY pipeline already in service: over 300,000dth: William's Rockaway lateral and Northeast Connector (100,000 in service, 547,000 dth coming in 2015; and the PGNTS non pipeline option. National Grid has also been authorized by the DPU to liquify pipeline gas to store, instead of imported LNG. LOTS OF NEW SUPPLY.
There is no pipeline crisis in Massachusetts: what we have is a citizen's crisis: a massive fraud is being perpetuated on the people of Massachusetts in order to secure and export pipeline.
Professional tenant? Interesting characterization. If one understands what should or should not be working in an apartment/rental (an informed consumer perhaps after a bad experience), then they expect to live rent free? The property I live in continues to have multiple health and safety violations---including a nearly six-year infestation. Yet, not only do residents continue to pay their rent...no public official, employee, local, regional, or state entity---has stepped in to resolve/rectify the issues. As for living rent-free for 18 months, I would venture to guess there may have been code violations present. And where did those tenants find a Health Agent willing to give them a valid Sanitary Code Inspection with signed documentation---given tenants who call their Board of Health for assistance are seen in such poor light? Free rent? Interesting concept. What do you call a tenant trying to get code violations addressed while they continue to pay their rent, an amateur? ...(full comment)
How about lowering the prices? The prices went up during the great oil/gas crisis. Claiming it costed more to bring the merchandise to the store. Fosters is the store you go to if you live in the area and you have no car. The poor can't get their monies worth at Fosters. They have to sometimes walk to Big Y. To be honest price wise Big Y beats out Fosters hands down. ...(full comment)
Due to deadline constraints, we ran a shorter story in print on Page A5 of the April 28 edition of The Recorder, specifically about the town meeting vote in regard to Frontier's budget. This story above is the more comprehensive story from the meeting and was posted online after the print deadline. ...(full comment)
I walk about three hours a day for my health and to excise the dog. I use the crosswalk buzzer every time I cross an intersect, also. Sorry to say, everyone seems to be in a rush. YES, we need to look out for each other. ...(full comment)
Does the NRC care about the citizens of the 20 mile buffer zone or the environment the government keeps blaming us for polluting. I think not only Entergy should keep the warning systems in place, I think the site should be monitored by a independent body elected by Vernon, Vt. where the plant is located. I want the soil tested, the river tested, even down river. This year was the first year the Connecticut River froze over. I want the fish that swim in the water tested along with the water fowl. No way are we going to allow the NRC dictate to us to have a nuclear wasteland in New England. I think Entergy should put up all its plants for collateral that they won't cause a environmental danger to the American People. NRC! Safety comes before profits! ...(full comment)