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On the pipeline, in the pipeline: Two informational forums scheduled at GCC

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Two forums on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project are scheduled in the coming weeks — one for the general public, the other specifically for potentially affected landowners and municipalities. To mark Earth Day, Greenfield Community College’s Green Campus Committee will host a forum on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the college’s dining commons. The event, planned for not only GCC students, faculty and staff, … 0

Northfield anti-pipeline info forum tonight

Monday, April 13, 2015

NORTHFIELD — A local anti-pipeline group will present its research tonight. The Northfield Pipeline Awareness Group will present information about the proposed project at 7:30 p.m. in the dining hall of Redemption Christian Academy, 154 South Mountain Road. There will be a question-and-answer period after the presentation. The Northfield Pipeline Awareness Group has been advocating against the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, which would cross … 0

Property owner alleges trespass by pipeline co.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Hilltown residents say they remain vigilant following two incidents last week and this week involving survey crews for Houston-based Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, including one with a Plainfield property owner alleging trespass. Plainfield landowner Michael Paulsen says he and his neighbor across Windsor Road came home from work one evening late last week to find white survey flags … 2

Opponents say demand for new pipeline ‘overstated’

Friday, April 10, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s public statements of pipeline demand “appears to be seriously overstated,” area opponents of the Northeast Energy Direct project told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission this week. Massachusetts Pipeline Action Network President Kathryn Eiseman, in a letter Wednesday to FERC, referred to a March 5 … 0

Baker orders look into lowering electric costs

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Baker administration has asked the state Department of Public Utilities to investigate how electric utilities can enter into long-term contracts with natural-gas suppliers as part of an effort to increase natural-gas pipeline expansion and lower prices to … 3

Freehand for FERC: letter-writing workshops

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

DEERFIELD — The town of Deerfield has become something of a hot spot among those opposed to the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. natural gas pipeline over the past year, and a group of townspeople are planning to add as many more voices to the mix as they can. … 0

For one Quaker group, a pipeline pilgrimage

Sunday, April 5, 2015

DEERFIELD — If you took a drive around Deerfield Saturday afternoon, chances are you saw a pack of people walking down the road, a banner that read “Climate Change, An Invitation to New Life?” unfurled between them and … 0

COG plans to intervene on pipeline

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Franklin Regional Council of Governments is looking into providing legal and technical assistance to help towns deal with the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The COG’s Regional Pipeline Advisory Committee, which has been coordinating its efforts with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and other … 0

Northfield wary of “windfall” pitched by pipeline company

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Town officials have warned residents not to be lured by pipeline proponents’ promises of easy money. The Kinder Morgan Co. told the town it could receive millions in annual tax revenue if its planned pipeline and 80,000-horsepower compressor station are built in town. “Kinder Morgan has … 0

Conway lawyer to AG: Investigate electric cost hike

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CONWAY — When it was announced last fall that the price of electricity was expected to spike this winter and that Berkshire Gas would impose a moratorium on new customers due to a regional shortage of natural gas, … 2

Gas pipeline foes parse draft impact report

Friday, March 20, 2015

While Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s draft environmental impact report for its Northeast Energy Direct project is being reviewed by area groups and communities along the 430-mile-long path, groups have been responding to the proposal in general — especially environmental organizations battling the proposed roughly $5 billion project. Northeast Energy … 1

Deerfield vows legal action against state if survey permission granted

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

DEERFIELD — If the state Department of Public Utilities grants Tennessee Gas Co. the right to access private property to survey against the wishes of its owner, Deerfield has vowed to expand the federal negligence claims it has filed against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the federal … 0

Tennessee Gas files draft environmental impact report

Friday, March 13, 2015

The proponents of a natural gas pipeline that would cross Franklin County passed a key milestone Friday by filing its first draft environmental impact report on the roughly $5 billion project with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. is proposing that its Northeast Energy Direct … 0

Historic Deerfield denies Tennessee Gas pipeline survey request

Thursday, March 12, 2015

DEERFIELD — Historic Deerfield has officially counted itself among the growing number of groups and organizations to stand against Tennessee Gas Co.’s proposed natural gas pipeline, which is expected to pass through the museum’s property in Deerfield’s North Meadows. Museum President Philip Zea, in a letter to James … 0

Utilities join pipeline effort

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. announced Thursday that it has lined up utilities and other entities to buy gas through its proposed Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline. Parent company Kinder Morgan said its subsidiary now has commitments from National Grid, Liberty Utilities, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Connecticut Natural Gas Corp. … 0