Gas Pipeline
from left, Hattie Nestel of Athol, Diana Roberts of Bernardston, Priscilla Lynch of Conway, Diane McAvoy of Montague, and Charlotte Gordon of Greenfield, all of the No NED Pipeline Affinity Group

Gas pipeline opponents to walk, picket on Presidents Day

Sunday, February 7, 2016

GREENFIELD — Walkers who oppose the Kinder Morgan Northeast Energy Direct pipeline will walk on Presidents Day, Feb. 15, from Greenfield Community College to the First Congregational Church at 43 Silver St. between 10 a.m. and noon, according to Hattie Nestel of the No NED Pipeline Affinity Group, which will sponsor the walk. The walk’s route will include a stop … 0

Deerfield to pipeline co.: Don’t tread on us

Thursday, February 4, 2016

DEERFIELD — Local police will be used to protect property owners who refuse to allow Kinder Morgan pipeline surveyors or any other agency or individual onto their land with or without an order from the state Department of Public Utilities. Kinder Morgan, which plans a natural gas pipeline through eight Franklin County towns, … 0

Deerfield to Kinder Morgan pipeline surveyors: Don’t tread on me.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

DEERFIELD — The town is asserting its police department will protect all property owners who refuse to allow Kinder Morgan pipeline surveyors or any other agency or individual onto their private property with or without an order from the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. In comments submitted into the public record before the DPU, Deerfield states its Board of Health has barred within … 0

FERC under fire: Area pipeline opposition groups hammer regulatory agency

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The federal agency reviewing an application for a controversial new natural gas pipeline that’s planned to snake its way through Franklin County is coming under fire from a variety of opposition groups and environmental coalitions. The first of … 2

Local groups band together to decry compressor station effects

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Three local pipeline coalitions have banded together to decry the effects planned compressor stations along Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, including one planned for Northfield, could have on nearby landowner’s health and the environment. The coalitions — the NH Municipal Pipeline Coalition, Municipal Coalition … 0

Deerfield institutions file as pipeline intervenors

Thursday, January 14, 2016

DEERFIELD — Two major Old Deerfield institutions have added their names to the growing list of town governments, activist groups, organizations and citizens seeking intervenor status in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval process for the proposed Northeast … 0

Firm hired to evaluate NED pipeline’s possible impact on Montague water

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

TURNERS FALLS — The Turners Falls Water Department has hired an environmental engineering firm to evaluate the impact of the proposed Northeast Energy Direct gas pipeline on the aquifer and municipal well protection area. The department has hired … 0

Export anxiety: Where will pipeline’s natural gas wind up?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

With the United States poised to become a net exporter of natural gas, some pipeline foes suspect that the controversial Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through Franklin County would deliver relatively low-cost liquefied natural gas to European and Asian … 1

12-town coalition files to be intervenors

Thursday, January 7, 2016

As part of a continuing flurry of prospective intervenors to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, a coalition of a dozen Franklin County towns filed an application for intervention Thursday with the Federal Energy Regulatory … 0

MLK influences pipeline opposition march

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Athol resident Hattie Nestel purposely wanted to conclude next week’s three-day march outlining the proposed path of a controversial natural gas pipeline route on Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a way to celebrate his achievements and beliefs, she said this week. “His memory and influence are … 0

COG calls pipeline’s impacts on county ‘profound’ in internevor application

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The long-term and short-term impacts of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project in Franklin County are “profound,” the Franklin Regional Council of Governments writes in one of hundreds of intervention applications submitted this week to … 0

Leverett Peace Pagoda monks to walk path of proposed pipeline

Monday, January 4, 2016

At first blush, it might seem like environmental issues, and environmental controversies like the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project through western Massachusetts, have nothing to do with the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But King … 1

Former county energy conservation specialist says area was ahead of the times in new book

Monday, January 4, 2016

You can expect energy and the environment to be among the key local, state and national issues of the new year, as they were in 2015: solar policy, pipeline projects, nuclear plant closures and electricity prices. Energy was … 0

FERC extends intervenor application deadline

Monday, January 4, 2016

Those who plan on having a seat at the table in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s permitting process for the controversial Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project will have just a bit longer to file as intervenors following an extension of the Jan. 6 deadline after unspecified … 0

Pipeline co. files analysis report on why it turned down alternative paths, compressor station sites

Friday, January 1, 2016

Lack of access, insufficient size, environmental impacts and additional construction requirements were among the reasons that Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. rejected alternative sites for the proposed compressor station slated for Gulf Road in Northfield and a series of … 3