Gas Pipeline

Pipeline meeting in Orange outlines action towns can take

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ORANGE — Local people have potentially more of a say in determining the fate of a proposed gas pipeline through Franklin County than they may realize, a local conservationist is telling pipeline foes. Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust Executive Director Leigh Youngblood addressed about 40 people Tuesday, wearing an “Article 97” T-shirt to remind them of a state constitutional provision protecting conservation lands from developments like the controversial Tennessee Gas … 0

Conway lawyer offers to help Deerfield fight gas pipeline

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DEERFIELD — A lawyer from Conway has offered his assistance to the town of Deerfield in its fight to stop the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline project. Cristobal Bonifaz made the offer during a standing-room-only special meeting of the Board of Selectmen Wednesday night, which was called for the purpose of discussing and … 0

100 attend Northfield pipeline meeting

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Northfield residents finally had the opportunity to quiz representatives from Kinder Morgan, the parent company of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., Tuesday night about a plethora of issues concerning its proposed natural gas pipeline, which is expected to pass through town. The public forum, which was held in the auditorium of the … 0

Pipeline, resolution to be discussed at Deerfield public meeting

Friday, August 15, 2014

DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s Board of Selectmen will hold a public meeting Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the town offices to discuss the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline. At recent selectmen’s meetings, concerned residents have called for a special town meeting to be convened to present a nonbinding resolution … 0

Pipeline meeting planned in Orange

Thursday, August 14, 2014

ORANGE — A public forum on land issues concerning Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project is planned for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Church of North Orange and Tully. Speakers will include Northampton attorney Thomas Lesser and Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust Executive … 0

Governors rein back support for energy tariff

Thursday, August 7, 2014

A New England consortium of governors and energy executives has indicated it wants to slow a proposal to petition the federal government for utility customer tariffs to finance $5 billion to $10 billion in power projects like natural gas pipelines and transmission lines. The New England States Committee … 2

Northfield seeks questions for pipeline forum

Sunday, August 3, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Residents and others concerned about the natural gas pipeline proposed to cross Franklin County are being encouraged to submit questions by email before an Aug. 19 forum. After weeks of trying to schedule a forum with proponents of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline expansion project, representatives of … 0

Kinder Morgan announces agreements with gas buyers

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. parent Kinder Morgan Energy Partners announced Wednesday it has reached agreement with “key local natural gas distribution companies” throughout New England to transport approximately 500,000 dekatherms per day for the Wright, N.Y.-to-Dracut portion of its proposed Northeast Energy Direct Project. Included are The Berkshire … 0

Rally reaches Statehouse

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BOSTON — An estimated 400 to 500 people rallied on the Boston Common Wednesday, bringing their “Stop the Pipeline” message to the Statehouse. Speakers included local legislators, Reps. Stephen Kulik, and Denise Andrews, all opposing Tennessee Gas Pipeline … 1

Rosenberg clarifies pipeline position

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sen. Stanley Rosenberg. D-Amherst, clarified his position Wednesday on Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Northeast Energy Direct project in a written statement, as three area legislators prepared to attend a rally across from the Statehouse emphasizing their own positions opposing … 0

Paying for the pipeline

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. and its parent, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, may have had a chance last week to convince 300 attendees at a Franklin Regional Council of Governments meeting why its nearly 300-mile pipeline project is needed, but this week, a nationally syndicated radio program is painting … 0

Pipeline walk to end with Statehouse rally

Monday, July 28, 2014

With a couple of days to rest after their statewide “rolling march” to fight the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. proposal, opponents are gearing up for a Boston rally in front of the Statehouse, where they plan to present two sets of petitions to lawmakers. The timing, Wednesday from … 0

Gas pipeline proponents to address Northfield residents Aug. 19

Sunday, July 27, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Local residents will finally have their chance to pose questions to the proponents of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Expansion. The pipeline company has agreed to address a community meeting Aug. 19 at 7 p.m., at Pioneer Valley Regional School. Representatives of Kinder Morgan, the pipeline’s parent … 0

Questions remain after COG pipeline meeting

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Planning Board, along with the nearly 300 people attending their meeting Thursday, got to pose a series of questions to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. spokesmen, yet questions remained about TGP’s proposed project. The two-hour long session, during which four representatives … 1

Reps. Mark, Kulik voice opposition to gas pipeline

Friday, July 25, 2014

Five more western Massachusetts legislators have come out publicly against the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project. Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, along with Reps. Paul Mark, D-Peru, Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, Gailanne Cariddi, D-North Adams, and William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, issued a joint written statement Friday declaring their opposition to … 0