Gas Pipeline

Deerfield amends tort action on pipeline

Thursday, February 26, 2015

DEERFIELD — A federal tort action filed by the town against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission earlier this month has been amended to add the U.S. Department of Energy to the complaint as a defendant. Under the Federal Tort Claims Act private parties have the right to sue the federal government for damages if they are injured due to the negligence of one of its employees. The town’s claim is … 0

National Grid signs on to Spectra gas pipeline expansion

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

National Grid is joining the former Northeast Utilities in a $3 billion project to bring an additional 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day to the region for electricity generation. Eversource Energy — formerly Northeast Utilities — and Houston-based Spectra Energy on Wednesday helped announce that National Grid was joining as … 0

Celebrating Washington, opposing pipeline

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — George Washington may be best recalled, as far as legends are concerned, with his chopping of a cherry tree. But his Feb. 22 birthday, at least among those who recall the heyday of the anti-nuclear movement in Franklin County, is remembered for Sam Lovejoy’s 1974 toppling of the Montague Plains meteorological tower to battle the twin nuclear reactors that had been … 0

Conway denies TGP request to survey

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

CONWAY — The town will not allow Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. to survey a 1.1-acre piece of town-owned land on Bardwells Ferry Road for its proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The Selectboard voted Tuesday night to deny the request, citing the need to respect the townspeople’s vote to … 0

Conway Pipeline Task Force issues first report

Friday, February 13, 2015

CONWAY — A town task force looking at the proposed Kinder Morgan gas pipeline has mostly bad things to say about it. A health board member says the pipeline would be a health risk, the emergency management representative says it would be dangerous, and the Planning Board thinks … 0

The import of ‘export’

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Several groups opposing Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Northeast Energy Direct project have also filed to become intervenors fighting an export terminal for natural gas they say TGP would feed. Cummington-based Massachusetts Pipeline Action Network on Monday called on the U.S. Department of Energy to extend the comment deadline on … 0

Gas pipeline project: A list of key interested parties, organizations

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Among those for the pipeline: Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, LLC: The parent company of Tennessee Natural Gas Pipeline Co, based in Houston, Texas. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.: The company that plans to construct the 400-mile, 36-inch diameter pipeline. Laborer’s International-Union of North America Local 596: A Holyoke-based labor … 0

400 attend pipeline open house

Thursday, February 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — Per Brandin of Shelburne Falls has had a hard time getting the facts about the 400-mile-long natural gas pipeline that may end up passing through his town. Many of his friends have strong opinions both for … 0

Deerfield will file federal negligence claim against FERC

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

DEERFIELD — The town of Deerfield plans to file a negligence claim against the United States government today in its fight against the planned natural gas pipeline through Franklin County. The tort action claims that a 2005 change … 4

Tennessee Gas Co. to host open house

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — Have some questions for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. about its proposed Northeast Energy Direct project through Franklin County? The company will host an “open house” at Greenfield Community College Thursday night to try to answer some of them. The public meeting, which start at 6 p.m. … 0

Kulik: AG Healey should represent Mass. with FERC

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Of the more than 5,300 bills filed by last Friday’s legislative deadline was one by Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, that would extend authority to the attorney general for dealing with natural gas pipelines. With Attorney General Maura Healey … 1

ISO New England calls for increased gas capacity

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stopping short of endorsing Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project, the head of New England’s electricity grid operator said Wednesday that even though a relatively mild winter has driven down energy costs for the region, there is a long-term need for more capacity to feed a … 0

Kulik proceeds with pipeline royalty bill

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

DEERFIELD — Proposed legislation designed to ensure property owners whose land is taken by eminent domain during natural gas pipeline construction are properly compensated for any gas that travels the line and is sold overseas has been introduced in state House of Representatives. State Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, … 0

Shelburne replies to gas pipeline info request

Friday, January 16, 2015

SHELBURNE — After receiving a written request for environmental information from a consultant for the Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., the Planning Board voted this week to send a response saying that all the requested public data is available in the town offices or online. The letter came … 0

Documentary on pipeline compressor stations Jan. 22

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

ERVING — A Plainfield videographer’s documentary about compressor stations, like the one planned along Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed route in Northfield, will be screened as part of an informational meeting planned by North Quabbin Pipeline Action on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Erving Senior-Community Center on … 0