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Gas Pipeline

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 many others of the dozens of people who signed up late in the afternoon to speak in a nearly packed Greenfield Middle … 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 nine Franklin County towns — to compile a list of concerns and send them electronically … 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 Gas Pipeline that is planned to pass through Northfield. Since the whispers among her neighbors … 3

Northfield compressor station would be among largest in US

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

If approved as proposed, the 80,000-horsepower compressor station proposed to be built in Northfield would be among the largest compressor stations along natural-gas pipelines in the United States, according to a federal listing. In fact, the three 80,000-horsepower compressor stations are planned in Northfield and Windsor, as well … 0

Anti-pipeline groups seek ‘scoping’ process delay

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pipeline Awareness Network for the Northeast (PLAN) has joined two other coalitions in asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a delay in the “scoping” process for environmental review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Northeast Energy Direct project to allow time for review of project revisions. The company is … 0

Pipeline latest foe in Montague’s activist history

Thursday, July 9, 2015

MONTAGUE — Montague residents have a rich history of rising up against proposed industrial projects — specifically on the Montague Plains, a state wildlife management area that has repeatedly been targeted over the years by large corporations seeking to build a variety of operations. On Feb. 22, 1974 … 0

AG Healey’s office to lead regional gas capacity study

Monday, July 6, 2015

BOSTON — An evaluation of options for the region’s electricity needs over the next 15 years, including whether more natural gas capacity is necessary, is being launched by Attorney General Maura Healey. The attorney general’s office announced Monday … 2

Northfield rejects meeting with Kinder Morgan prior to scoping session

Friday, July 3, 2015

NORTHFIELD — During this week’s Selectboard meeting, attendees were asked, using a show of hands, who prefers to have a one-on-one meeting — called an open house — with Kinder Morgan pipeline representatives. A similar meeting was held In February at Greenfield Community College. Spokespeople from the Tennessee … 1

Northfield residents certain of danger with gas pipeline

Thursday, July 2, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Gulf Road resident Judy Wolter isn’t afraid to voice her opinion and can frequently be found holding hand-painted signs at the edge of Jere S. Nelson’s property line — where a proposed natural gas pipeline and … 0

FERC sets pipeline scoping meeting: Will take comment on potential enviromental effects July 29 at GMS

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Federal regulators have issued formal notice for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project, scheduling a July 29 public meeting in Greenfield. The notice starts the clock for the 60-day process to decide the scope of issues considered in a environmental impact statement on the project, which … 0

Northfield compiles pipeline worries for FERC

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The Selectboard is asking residents to submit written comments and concerns regarding the proposed natural gas pipeline and compressor station for Northfield so they can be presented to the federal agency that will decide if or how the project is built. A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission … 0

Conway asks FERC for clarity on gas pipeline

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

CONWAY — Conway’s Selectboard wants to see a more complete picture of Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project, and it told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission so in a letter this week. The letter, sent to FERC Secretary Kimberly D. Bose, requests clearer information … 0

Erving votes to ban fracked gas pipelines at special town meeting Monday

Monday, June 29, 2015

ERVING — A crowd in the Erving Elementary School Gymnasium erupted in cheers and applause after voters approved a resolution to ban fracked gas pipelines from passing through town at a special town meeting Monday night. The resolution was submitted by citizen petition and calls for residents to … 0

Gas pipeline ‘need’ based on winter peak demand

Friday, June 26, 2015

The “need” for a proposed $5 billion natural gas pipeline scrutinized this week by state officials — and in the months ahead by federal authorities — is for a winter peak of just 30 to 40 days a … 1

Institute that made report detailing pipeline job creation has ties to Koch brothers

Friday, June 26, 2015

A new report funded by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. says construction of its Northeast Energy Direct pipeline would create 1,713 jobs in the state, and that the impact could be over 12,000 jobs by 2020. But the report, by Suffolk University’s Beacon Hill Institute, with ties to the … 0