Gas Pipeline

FERC seeks missing gas pipeline details

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Federal regulators have sent the proponents of a roughly 420-mile natural gas pipeline planned to cross Franklin County a 32-page list of issues they want to see addressed in the report filed with the formal application for the project later this month. The comments on draft resource reports for Tennessee Gas Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project includes a call … 1

Erving approves pipeline mitigation money

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ERVING — There was standing room only at Tuesday night’s special town meeting, during which voters approved funding for legal and technical assistance related to the pipeline. All 10 items on the warrant passed, including appropriating money to help hire a new administrative coordinator after Tom Sharp retired from the position in July, and upgrading the lighting systems in both fire stations. The … 0

Of pipelines and property values: Will proposed project affect price of homes in region?

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

DEERFIELD — With a natural gas pipeline and accompanying compressor station proposed to be built in Franklin County, many residents in the eight towns along the expected route have found themselves worrying about how it could affect the value of their homes. In August, Heather Reloj, who owns a home on Lower Road … 2

Towns team up to fight gas pipeline

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Montague may join a number of towns participating in a regional scope of services regarding Kinder Morgan’s proposed gas pipeline, including legal representation and technical assistance in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permitting process. Town Planner Walter Ramsey said he’s been attending Franklin County Regional … 0

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. asserts right to survey public land

Sunday, September 13, 2015

NORTHFIELD — James Messenger, a Boston attorney representing the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., has sent a letter to Northfield’s Selectboard and town lawyer contesting the town’s ban against the company surveying public land. On March 9, in a letter addressed to the TGP, the Selectboard banned surveying activities … 1

Rosenberg bringing ‘specific requests’ related to the proposed pipeline with him to Washington

Friday, September 11, 2015

When state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg carries local comment on the proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline to Washington, D.C., he intends also to bring “some specific requests” to the federal pipeline regulators. Thursday night’s public hearing … 0

Rosenberg hears gas pipeline concerns

Thursday, September 10, 2015

GREENFIELD — Local seventh-grader Rowan McKeon’s mother always told him that it’s not right to make a mess and expect others to clean up after him. Lately, he’s found himself concerned that that’s exactly the situation he and … 1

Pipeline co. rejects Erving Health Board

Thursday, September 10, 2015

ERVING — Kinder Morgan’s rejection of a request by the town to discuss the public health impacts of the controversial pipeline project at a public hearing later this month has left the Board of Health chairman reaching for answers. In July, the Board of Health sent a letter … 1

Pipeline co. touts study on electric rate savings

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A new study done for Kinder Morgan has concluded that the construction of the proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline could save electric customers in New England between $2 billion and $3 billion annually. The study by ICF International, a Fairfax, Va.-based consulting firm was paid for … 1

Kulik seeks to reform intervenor process at state DPU

Friday, September 4, 2015

Rep. Stephen Kulik was among those denied full intervenor status during the state Department of Public Utilities proceedings that allowed Berkshire Gas Co. to become a customer of the controversial Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline proposal, and … 2

FERC extends pipeline comment period

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has extended the public comment period of its scoping process for Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline until Oct. 16. The decision comes amid criticism that Kinder Morgan’s release of nearly 6,500 pages of information related to the project in late July … 0

Telemarketing the pipeline: Kinder Morgan cold calls seek support for gas project

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The proposed developer of a nearly 420-mile natural gas pipeline through eight Franklin County towns has been conducting telephone sampling about its Northeast Energy Direct project, for which it plans to submit a formal application next month with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “In our ongoing effort to … 0

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.: deadline for comment on pipeline is flexible

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A flurry of comments on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project turned in recent days to a veritable blizzard with the approach of this past Monday’s official deadline for posting comments on the what should be included in the environmental impact statement that will be … 0

Warwick must wait, reapply to FERC for proposed pipeline intervenor status

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

WARWICK — The Selectboard wants to apply for official intervenor status in the Kinder Morgan gas pipeline project but on Tuesday was denied — at least for now. According to an electronic response from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Warwick’s application couldn’t be processed since the Northeast Energy … 0

AG’s office may challenge pipeline gas contracts

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The state Attorney General’s Office will have until Sept. 20 to decide whether to challenge a decision by the Department of Public Utilities to allow Berkshire Gas Co., Columbia Gas and National Grid to enter long-term supply contracts with the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. Northeast Energy Direct … 0