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Cristobal Bonifaz of Conway answers questions from the audience at Deerfield's Board of Selectmen meeting Wednesday night. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Deerfield Health Board votes to ban proposed pipeline

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s Board of Health voted Wednesday night to ban construction of a proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. natural gas pipeline within the town’s borders, calling the project an “unreasonable risk to the health and lives of the residents of Deerfield.” The decision came after more than two months of well-attended public hearings on the topic and was based … 0

Gas pipeline company schedules Franklin County meetings

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline has scheduled three “open house” meetings in Franklin County to discuss its proposed Northeast Direct Natural Gas Pipeline project for Dec. 2, 3 and 10. The company on Tuesday submitted its schedule of a dozen meeting dates with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, including Dec. 2 at the Orange Innovation Center, Dec. 3 at Greenfield Community College, and Dec. 10 … 0

Weekend tag sales support anti-gas pipeline efforts

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Anyone thinking that opposition to the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline is simply a case of “not in my backyard” might stop and think that the path from Wright, N.Y., to Dracut through nine Franklin County towns is a long backyard. To fund what’s expected to be a lengthy legal battle ahead, a collection of “Not In Anyone’s Back Yard Sales” are planned this … 0

Dueling gas pipelines?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline or Brand X? Proponents of a pipeline that would pass through nine Franklin County towns have responded to a competing proposal that would instead bring natural gas to the region along the coast, telling its potential wholesale natural-gas customers the choice “should be clear” between … 4

FERC OKs fast-track pre-filing for pipeline

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s request to use an expedited “pre-filing” process for its proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, prompting an immediate letter from Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., expressing his “extreme disappointment” in the decision and the pace of the proposed proceedings, … 1

Pipeline co. uses old maps

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The topographical maps included as part of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week are apparently more than 20 years old and exclude many homes, buildings and other infrastructure along and near the proposed 334-mile pipeline route, according to comments filed with … 0

No response from pipeline co., Deerfield to take up issue Oct. 22

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DEERFIELD — Fifteen days have passed since Deerfield’s Board of Health submitted a series of questions to Kinder Morgan, but the pipeline company has continued to maintain its silence. By 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon — the deadline set for a response from Kinder Morgan — Deerfield had not … 1

Has pipeline seismic testing already begun?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Efforts to site a natural gas pipeline across Massachusetts, including nine Franklin County towns, became official only last week, but some people who live along that route contend there may be seismic testing already beginning for the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project. While the … 0

State to FERC: scrutinize pipeline route

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The state’s top environmental official has written to the federal government calling for careful review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Direct Natural Gas Pipeline, arguing the route is a highly sensitive environmental area. A “preliminary, non-exhaustive” state review of the route shows that it would pass through … 0

Competing pipeline plan would use existing routes

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

There’s another pipeline project being proposed through New England, but this one would travel along existing pipeline routes. Northeast Utilities and Spectra Energy Corp. have announced plans to expand natural gas access to New England and to end bottlenecks that have driven up prices when demand spikes in … 0

Kinder Morgan begins FERC filing process

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. made its proposed Northeast Energy Direct Project official Monday, with a “pre-filing” to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The 36-inch diameter pipeline, which would include 167 miles in Pennsylvania and New York and another 177 miles between Wright, N.Y., and Dracut, north of Lowell, … 0

Can a Board of Health stop the pipeline?

Friday, September 12, 2014

DEERFIELD — Could Deerfield’s Board of Health have the power to prevent Kinder Morgan’s controversial Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline from passing through town? Cristobal Bonifaz, a lawyer from Conway, thinks so, and the Deerfield health board seems ready to follow his lead down that path. But the Federal … 0

Deerfield Board of Health questions pipeline safety

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

DEERFIELD — Kinder Morgan has 15 days to respond to concerns raised by Deerfield’s Board of Health before it meets to evaluate the safety of the company’s proposed natural gas pipeline and decide whether it should be allowed … 0

Deerfield Board of Health meeting tonight to look at pipeline’s potential danger

Monday, September 8, 2014

DEERFIELD — The town Board of Health will hold a public hearing tonight to discuss whether the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline would present an “unacceptable health danger” to the town. The hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Frontier Regional School. At a … 0

Conway residents take aim at safety, contents of pipeline

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CONWAY — The safety of the community and questions about the contents of natural gas that will flow through a proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline dominated a special Selectboard meeting in Conway Thursday night. In a question-and-answer session that followed a brief presentation by parent company Kinder Morgan, … 3