Gas Pipeline

Gas pipeline blasting could disturb waste dumps, say conservation groups

Sunday, November 29, 2015

ERVING — Local conservation groups worry construction of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline could compromise two waste dumps on the banks of the Millers River, polluting the Connecticut River tributary. The Erving Conservation Commission and the Millers River Watershed Council say blasting to make way for the proposed natural gas pipeline could tip a paper sludge dump in Erving and a construction dump on the … 0

Warwick joins Municipal Coalition Against Pipeline

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WARWICK — Warwick is the most recent town to join the Municipal Coalition Against the Pipeline. The coalition consists of 10 towns including Wendell, New Salem and Orange, which aren’t included in the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed route to transport natural gas through western Massachusetts but feel it’s important to help neighboring … 0

Actress Susan Sarandon supports work of local land conservation and energy organizations

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Earlier this week, activist and actress Susan Sarandon released a statement opposing the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project to transport gas through eight Franklin County towns on its way from Pennsylvania to Dracut, north of Lowell. Leigh Youngblood, executive director of Mount Grace Land Trust, said in … 0

Conway joins anti-pipeline coalition

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

CONWAY — Conway has become the latest Franklin County town to sign on with the Municipal Coalition Against the Pipeline. The Selectboard’s vote to join the group was unanimous Monday night. The new group seeks to organize towns … 0

NMH’s opposition to pipeline lauded online

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

NORTHFIELD — A lengthy comment thread was created on Facebook moments after Northfield Mount Hermon School released a statement publicly opposing Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct Project to transport natural gas though Franklin County. Head of NMH School Peter Fayroian released the statement at the conclusion … 0

Feds move to dismiss locals’ civil lawsuit against pipeline

Monday, November 2, 2015

DEERFIELD — The federal government has asked for a civil lawsuit brought against it by a group of local residents seeking to halt the approval process for the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline on constitutional grounds to be thrown out. The lawsuit was originally filed in U.S. District … 0

Northfielders share differing opinions on pipeline forums

Friday, October 30, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Hundreds of concerned citizens attended dueling forums on the proposed pipeline — one held by its proponents and another by the opposition — but some still feel that representatives of pipeline company Kinder Morgan didn’t address … 2

NMH opposes pipeline

Friday, October 30, 2015

GILL — Northfield Mount Hermon Head of School Peter Fayroian announced Friday that the school opposes the construction of a pipeline designed to carry natural gas from Pennsylvania through western Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, developed by the energy company Kinder Morgan, is … 1

What’s behind this year’s lower winter energy costs?

Thursday, October 29, 2015

CORRECTION: An article published Oct. 29 incorrectly stated Eversource Energy’s winter electric rate for last season. It was 14.288 cents per kilowatt-hour. GREENFIELD — In the wake of a brutal winter that saw some serious sticker shock for … 0

Former DCR head working for pipeline co.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Among the Kinder Morgan representatives greeting visitors to Wednesday night’s open house in Northfield, some visitors were surprised to see Jack Murray, who served as state Department of Conservation and Recreation commissioner under the Patrick administration. Murray became … 1

Eversource electric rates lower compared to last year’s winter

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — Eversource customers in Franklin County will see a 6 percent increase over current prices in their monthly electricity bills this winter, if a new Basic Service rate filed with state regulators Wednesday is approved. But, that … 0

Protesters ‘die-in’ against pipeline, hundreds come out for dueling info meetings in Northfield

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The banner read, “Kinder Morgan — a dying business.” On Thursday night at Northfield Elementary School’s dueling pipeline information sessions, approximately 40 people laid down on the gymnasium floor and enacted silent and peaceful death representing … 7

Gas pipeline opposition groups forming coalitions

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The fight against Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project has been morphing. The nearly 415-mile pipeline, which would cross eight Franklin County towns on its path from Pennsylvania shale fields to Dracut, north of Lowell, and … 2

DPU pipeline contract decision draws appeals

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The state Department of Public Utilities decision that electric utilities may sign long-term contracts with natural-gas pipeline companies to help lower electricity costs has drawn formal appeals by the Conservation Law Foundation. The nonprofit environmental organization, which filed … 0

Attorney general delays regional energy study

Monday, October 26, 2015

Now that the Pilgrim Station nuclear plant in Plymouth has announced plans to shut down by June 2019, the state attorney general’s office has announced a delay of a regional study it commissioned of the region’s energy needs. The study by Analysis Group, which had been scheduled for … 0