Gas Pipeline
In this Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 photo, Massachusetts Attorney General-elect Maura Healey stands for a portrait before an interview with The Associated Press in Boston. Healey will become the nation's first openly gay state attorney general when she takes office in January. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Kulik: AG Healey should represent Mass. with FERC

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Of the more than 5,300 bills filed by last Friday’s legislative deadline was one by Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, that would extend authority to the attorney general for dealing with natural gas pipelines. With Attorney General Maura Healey taking over the position from eight-year incumbent Martha Coakley, the bill would grant a say in the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s … 1

ISO New England calls for increased gas capacity

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stopping short of endorsing Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project, the head of New England’s electricity grid operator said Wednesday that even though a relatively mild winter has driven down energy costs for the region, there is a long-term need for more capacity to feed a power system driven by natural-gas competitiveness. ISO-New England President and Chief Executive Officer Gordon van … 0

Kulik proceeds with pipeline royalty bill

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

DEERFIELD — Proposed legislation designed to ensure property owners whose land is taken by eminent domain during natural gas pipeline construction are properly compensated for any gas that travels the line and is sold overseas has been introduced in state House of Representatives. State Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, filed the bill, HD 3168, in the state House of Representatives. Titled “An Act providing … 0

New Hampshire delegation requests openness in pipeline plan

Monday, January 19, 2015

AP-NH--Natural Gas Pipeline, 1st Ld-Writethru,216 New Hampshire delegation requests openness in pipeline plan Eds: Expands with details, quotation. Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire’s congressional delegation is calling for an open and transparent process before a final decision is made about a proposed natural gas pipeline route … 0

Shelburne replies to gas pipeline info request

Friday, January 16, 2015

SHELBURNE — After receiving a written request for environmental information from a consultant for the Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., the Planning Board voted this week to send a response saying that all the requested public data is available in the town offices or online. The letter came … 0

Documentary on pipeline compressor stations Jan. 22

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

ERVING — A Plainfield videographer’s documentary about compressor stations, like the one planned along Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed route in Northfield, will be screened as part of an informational meeting planned by North Quabbin Pipeline Action on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Erving Senior-Community Center on … 0

Anti-pipeline groups hit the Statehouse

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Among the tables set up in the Statehouse Wednesday for an environmental bill event for legislators was one focused on building opposition to the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline taking state-owned conservation land. Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust was among six groups at the three-hour-long event, designed to interest … 2

What’s in path of gas pipeline?

Monday, January 12, 2015

SHELBURNE — Selectmen are considering whether to create a “pipeline review committee,” that would examine any environmental issues for Shelburne land being considered as part of the Kinder-Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. pipeline running from Berkshire County through Dracut. Selectmen debated the idea of forming a pipeline review committee … 0

Conway lawyer: Gas pipeline’s final destination could support Deerfield ban

Monday, January 12, 2015

DEERFIELD — If a portion of the natural gas that would flow into New England along Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed pipeline is for export, a lawyer representing Deerfield’s Board of Health believes that could support the town’s ban on pipeline construction within its borders. Many of the … 0

Warwick cites wetlands in opposing gas pipeline project

Sunday, January 11, 2015

WARWICK — The “off the map” wetlands, streams and potential endangered species habitats have been added to the Conservation Commission’s list of reasons Warwick is no place for a pipeline. The Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s latest proposed route would cut through the east side of town on its way … 0

Pipeline ‘open house’ meeting Feb. 5

Friday, January 9, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. has rescheduled a series of “open house” public meetings on its Northeast Energy Direct project, with one of the sessions planned for Feb. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Greenfield Community College dining commons. The meetings will include no formal presentation about … 0

Report outlines Tennessee Gas safety problems

Monday, January 5, 2015

A recently published report by a Seattle-based research organization points to a litany of spills, explosions, and other mishaps by Kinder Morgan, the parent of the company proposing a natural gas pipeline that would pass through Franklin County on its route from Pennsylvania to Dracut. The 15-page report, … 0

Pipeline study loved, hated

Monday, December 22, 2014

Even before its release, a state-commissioned study on the need for additional gas pipeline capacity is being hailed by pipeline proponents and attacked by groups opposing Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The “low-demand analysis” by Synapse Energy Economics was commissioned by the outgoing administration … 3

Deerfield wants pipeline ‘royalty’ legislation

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Board of Selectmen wants legislation requiring the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. or any other pipeline company to pay “royalties” on exported natural gas to landowners whose property has been taken by eminent domain for the pipeline — on grounds that such land-takings are allowed “for … 1

New coalition forms to fight pipeline

Monday, December 15, 2014

Franklin Land Trust and seven other environmental organizations around the region have formed a coalition to fight the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline, hiring a Boston regulatory attorney who specializes in energy issues. The new group, calling itself Northeast Energy Solutions, was created to analyze, advocate and work on … 2