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Gas Pipeline

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 regional planning agencies, told delegates from some of the eight Franklin County towns along the pipeline route this week that it plans … 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 indicated in writing that the project could bring Northfield $3 million in taxes,” said Selectboard … 0

Conway lawyer to AG: Investigate electric cost hike

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CONWAY — When it was announced last fall that the price of electricity was expected to spike this winter and that Berkshire Gas would impose a moratorium on new customers due to a regional shortage of natural gas, the speculation began almost immediately. Tennessee Gas Co.’s proposed natural gas pipeline had been the … 2

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

Anti-pipeline groups hit the Statehouse

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Among the tables set up in the Statehouse Wednesday for an environmental bill event for legislators was one focused on building opposition to the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline taking state-owned conservation land. Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust was among six groups at the three-hour-long event, designed to interest … 2

What’s in path of gas pipeline?

Monday, January 12, 2015

SHELBURNE — Selectmen are considering whether to create a “pipeline review committee,” that would examine any environmental issues for Shelburne land being considered as part of the Kinder-Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. pipeline running from Berkshire County through Dracut. Selectmen debated the idea of forming a pipeline review committee … 0