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Gas Pipeline

Berkshire Gas rep. makes case for pipeline

Friday, April 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — Berkshire Gas Co. spokesman Christopher Farrell made a case with the region’s business leaders Friday for what he called a “critical need” for Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, saying it’s needed not only to grow the economy but to keep businesses from leaving. Having TGP as Berkshire Gas’ only supplier, with all service to Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties flowing through a 6-inch spur line … 2

‘No smoking gun’: Pipeline environmental impact report cite positives, negatives of route

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A new, detailed report on the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline route through western Massachusetts points to its impact on protected open space dedicated to agriculture and conservation, and especially on Franklin County’s primary habitat for rare species habitat, wetlands wildlife habitat and communities of biodiversity. If there’s anything lacking in the new “natural resources assessment” prepared by the University of Massachusetts Center for … 0

Northfield town departments weigh in on gas pipeline

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The gas pipeline and compressor station proposed for the town has raised a slew of concerns among town department heads. Several departments and committees have compiled their concerns, and the town will submit them to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which will decide whether to allow the interstate natural gas pipeline proposed by Kinder Morgan. In Northfield, the project would include … 0

Northfield anti-pipeline group blasts gas co.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Northfield Pipeline Awareness group, in a letter Monday to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, criticizes Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. for not being forthcoming with detailed, accurate information about its proposed 8½-mile path through town for the Northeast Energy Direct project. The $5 billion pipeline would also … 1

Sunderland Town Meeting to weigh pipeline resolution Friday

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SUNDERLAND — As dozens of other towns have done since last spring, Sunderland voters will be asked to adopt a resolution opposing the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. natural gas pipeline. Though Sunderland is not among the towns on the project’s expected route from Wright, N.Y., to Dracut, many … 0

Gas pipeline opponents to hold info event Thursday

Sunday, April 19, 2015

On Thursday, groups opposed to the proposed gas pipeline will be holding an event titled “What is happening with the proposed Kinder Morgan/TGP gas pipeline now?” This event is sponsored by North Quabbin Pipeline Action (NQPA) and MAP (Montague Against the Pipeline) and will take place at the … 0

On the pipeline, in the pipeline: Two informational forums scheduled at GCC

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Two forums on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project are scheduled in the coming weeks — one for the general public, the other specifically for potentially affected landowners and municipalities. To mark Earth Day, Greenfield Community College’s Green Campus Committee will host a forum on … 0

Northfield anti-pipeline info forum tonight

Monday, April 13, 2015

NORTHFIELD — A local anti-pipeline group will present its research tonight. The Northfield Pipeline Awareness Group will present information about the proposed project at 7:30 p.m. in the dining hall of Redemption Christian Academy, 154 South Mountain Road. There will be a question-and-answer period after the presentation. The … 0

Property owner alleges trespass by pipeline co.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Hilltown residents say they remain vigilant following two incidents last week and this week involving survey crews for Houston-based Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, including one with a Plainfield property owner alleging trespass. Plainfield landowner Michael Paulsen says he and his neighbor across Windsor … 2

Opponents say demand for new pipeline ‘overstated’

Friday, April 10, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s public statements of pipeline demand “appears to be seriously overstated,” area opponents of the Northeast Energy Direct project told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission this week. Massachusetts Pipeline Action Network President Kathryn Eiseman, in a letter Wednesday to FERC, referred to a March 5 … 0

Baker orders look into lowering electric costs

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Baker administration has asked the state Department of Public Utilities to investigate how electric utilities can enter into long-term contracts with natural-gas suppliers as part of an effort to increase natural-gas pipeline expansion and lower prices to … 3

Freehand for FERC: letter-writing workshops

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

DEERFIELD — The town of Deerfield has become something of a hot spot among those opposed to the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. natural gas pipeline over the past year, and a group of townspeople are planning to add as many more voices to the mix as they can. … 0

For one Quaker group, a pipeline pilgrimage

Sunday, April 5, 2015

DEERFIELD — If you took a drive around Deerfield Saturday afternoon, chances are you saw a pack of people walking down the road, a banner that read “Climate Change, An Invitation to New Life?” unfurled between them and … 0

COG plans to intervene on pipeline

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Franklin Regional Council of Governments is looking into providing legal and technical assistance to help towns deal with the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The COG’s Regional Pipeline Advisory Committee, which has been coordinating its efforts with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and other … 0

Northfield wary of “windfall” pitched by pipeline company

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Town officials have warned residents not to be lured by pipeline proponents’ promises of easy money. The Kinder Morgan Co. told the town it could receive millions in annual tax revenue if its planned pipeline and 80,000-horsepower compressor station are built in town. “Kinder Morgan has … 0