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Kinder Morgan's Vice President of Public Affairs Allen Fore speaks to Northfield residents on Tuesday at the Pioneer Valley Regional School. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Pipeline official grapples with criticism of project

Thursday, July 30, 2015

As hundreds of area residents sweltered Wednesday night in the Greenfield Middle School auditorium, many of them railing against Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, company spokesman Allen Fore tried to keep his cool in a makeshift press conference in a classroom sealed off from the public. Fore, vice president of public affairs for TGP’s parent company Kinder Morgan, responded to criticism that was being leveled against the company in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission public hearing down the hall for a lack transparency, especially in its 79-volume resource report filed last Friday that left some key sections blank except for the label … 1

Area residents file federal suit over pipeline

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — A group of Franklin County residents whose property would be crossed by the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline has filed a civil lawsuit against the federal government in the U.S. District Court in Springfield. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, asks the federal government to halt all activity of any federal agency … 0

Energy Facilities Siting Board hearing set for Aug. 5

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — The Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board will hold four public hearings to hear directly from residents, officials, and other interested persons about their concerns relating to the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline project. The hearing in Franklin County will be held Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Greenfield Community College dining commons. The board is also seeking comments on … 0

FERC gets an earful: Scores turn up the heat on regulators over pipeline

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Federal regulators got an earful Wednesday night from nearly 600 people at an environmental scoping hearing on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The region’s entire state legislative delegation, Congressman James McGovern and … 1

Northfield pipeline report ready for FERC

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The Selectboard has prepared the town’s final list of environmental concerns to be submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Earlier this month, the Selectboard asked residents who are worried about the proposed pipeline and compressor station in Northfield — a plan to bring natural-gas through … 0

Potential health effects cause concern for some residents

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The health risks for a pipeline and a compressor station are endless, according to Holly Lovelace, Gulf Road resident. She and her husband live about one-third of a mile from the proposed compressor station that Kinder Morgan plans to build along the stretch of the Tennessee … 5

Northfield preps list of pipeline concerns for FERC hearing

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Editor's Note: Northfield residents have been preparing for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s environmental “scoping session” hearing on Kinder Morgan’s proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project. The hearing is set for the Greenfield Middle School at 6:30 p.m. tonight. … 2

How to submit environmental comments for proposed pipeline

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — Unless otherwise noted, Aug. 31 is the last day to submit questions, comments and concerns to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for Docket No. PF14-22-000. Comments relating to the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project to bring natural gas to nine Franklin County … 0

Despite calls for delay, FERC hearing set for Wednesday night

Monday, July 27, 2015

On the eve of the region’s first federal public hearing on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, the company’s most recent report has come under heavy criticism from the Greater Northfield Watershed Association. The association, which also has joined in calling for postponing FERC’s scoping … 0

Pipeline opponents plan rally

Monday, July 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Stop the Pipeline Rally is being organized to precede Wednesday’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission public hearing at Greenfield Middle School. The 5:15 p.m. rally aims to bring together citizens who oppose the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project before the start of the 6:30 p.m. … 0

Mass. Department of Energy Resources argues in favor of Berkshire Gas pipeline contract at DPU hearing

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has argued before the state Department of Public Utilities that Berkshire Gas Co.’s 20-year contract to use gas from Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project should be approved. DOER argued that the company’s contract with TGP was consistent with … 1

Pipeline co. files report with FERC

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. submitted its long-awaited Draft Environmental Report for the Northeast Energy Direct project Friday to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, three business days before a public hearing scheduled for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Greenfield Middle School. The 79-volume report, posted Friday afternoon by FERC, … 1

Rosenberg calls for FERC hearing delay

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst, who last used his influence as senate president to call for the state to include Greenfield in its public hearings on the Tennessee Gas Pipeline project, has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to … 2

Compressor compressed: Size halved for planned Northfield pipeline station

Monday, July 20, 2015

Told that Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. has halved the size of its planned Northfield compressor station from 80,000 horsepower to 41,000 horsepower, one resident quipped to Selectman Proujansky, “It looks like we won half the battle.” But that wisecrack aside, residents say they’re not impressed by last week’s … 0

Northfield ready for July 29 FERC scoping session on pipeline

Friday, July 17, 2015

NORTHFIELD — When town boards and departments met to revise comments to be submitted for the upcoming Federal Energy Regulatory Commission scoping session, attendees debated with the Selectboard about the specificity of the document. Selectboard member Jed Proujansky cleared it up in about 10 minutes at Thursday’s meeting. … 0