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Conway voters unanimously pass bylaw aimed at hindering pipeline

Monday, February 8, 2016

CONWAY — Residents made their voices heard on the Kinder Morgan pipeline by voting unanimously to adopt a town bylaw to regulate noise, earth removal, and other activities associated with large-scale construction projects. All 106 people in attendance at a special Town Meeting in the Conway Grammar School gymnasium on Monday voted in favor of the bylaw, which was amended … 0

Markey: Canadian natural gas export OK confirms plans for area pipeline

Monday, February 8, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s approval of U.S. natural gas export overseas from two proposed Canadian export terminals last week confirms Congressman Edward Markey’s “long-standing warnings that the ultimate goal of some natural gas pipeline proposals being made in New England is not to help our residents with expanded infrastructure but to use … 2

Gas pipeline opponents to walk, picket on Presidents Day

Sunday, February 7, 2016

GREENFIELD — Walkers who oppose the Kinder Morgan Northeast Energy Direct pipeline will walk on Presidents Day, Feb. 15, from Greenfield Community College to the First Congregational Church at 43 Silver St. between 10 a.m. and noon, according to Hattie Nestel of the No NED Pipeline Affinity Group, which will sponsor the walk. … 0

Deerfield to pipeline co.: Don’t tread on us

Thursday, February 4, 2016

DEERFIELD — Local police will be used to protect property owners who refuse to allow Kinder Morgan pipeline surveyors or any other agency or individual onto their land with or without an order from the state Department of … 1

Deerfield to Kinder Morgan pipeline surveyors: Don’t tread on me.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

DEERFIELD — The town is asserting its police department will protect all property owners who refuse to allow Kinder Morgan pipeline surveyors or any other agency or individual onto their private property with or without an order from the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. In comments submitted into … 1

Warren calls out FERC on pipeline

Monday, February 1, 2016

SPRINGFIELD — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren took a much stronger stand against the proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project that is planned to pass through much of Franklin County during a speech in Springfield Monday, calling … 0

Residents encouraged to conduct air tests near pipeline compressor site before construction

Sunday, January 31, 2016

DEERFIELD — If abutters to a proposed natural gas compressor station in Northfield are concerned about what the facility will do to the air they breathe, they’d do well to take note of the current air quality, according … 0

Pipeline advisory committee requests consultants

Thursday, January 28, 2016

NORTHFIELD — The four member towns of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments Regional Pipeline Advisory Committee have requested that the COG hire a team of consultants to study construction impacts on roads, bridges and other public infrastructure … 0

Researchers to present health hazard findings regarding pipeline stations

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

DEERFIELD — The team of researchers that studied the health effects of a 12,000-horsepower gas pipeline compressor in Minisink, N.Y., will present their findings at Frontier Regional High School this Saturday. The team includes Celia Lewis, Ph.D., Beth … 0

Grid operator flags pipeline constraints

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

BOSTON — With New England increasingly dependent on natural gas and the region moving to a “hybrid fleet” featuring more renewable power generators, power prices and system reliability are directly tied into the ability to move lower-priced gas … 0

Warwick might post roads and bridges in preparation for pipeline

Friday, January 22, 2016

WARWICK — The town may purchase weight restriction and over-wide-load requirement signs for its bridges and roads in preparation for the transport of pipeline materials. “The pipeline is possibly coming to town — even though any self-respected trucker knows the weights — what harm could there be in … 0

Warwick sets up anti-pipeline donation account

Thursday, January 21, 2016

WARWICK — Residents can now contribute to the town’s defense against the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline without affecting their taxes. Town Coordinator David Young said the town has established pipeline defense donation account to fund efforts opposing … 0

DPU sets pipeline hearing

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The state Department of Public Utilities has scheduled a March 30 public hearing in Greenfield on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s petition to require landowners to provide access to more than 400 private properties to conduct surveys for its … 0

Conway construction bylaw aimed at pipeline

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

CONWAY — Conway’s Planning Board will host an informational meeting Thursday night to discuss a proposed bylaw that would regulate noise, earth removal and other activities associated with large scale construction projects. The bylaw targets one such project in particular: Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct … 0

COG keeps heat on FERC over pipeline

Monday, January 18, 2016

Focusing on whether Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed 416-mile project through Massachusetts is even needed, the Franklin Regional Council of Governments has called for federal regulators to conduct formal evidentiary hearings to resolve that “particularly controversial issue.” The … 0