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On the pipeline, in the pipeline: Two informational forums scheduled at GCC

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Two forums on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project are scheduled in the coming weeks — one for the general public, the other specifically for potentially affected landowners and municipalities. To mark Earth Day, Greenfield Community College’s Green Campus Committee will host a forum on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the college’s dining commons. The event, planned for not only GCC students, faculty and staff, … 0

Northfield anti-pipeline info forum tonight

Monday, April 13, 2015

NORTHFIELD — A local anti-pipeline group will present its research tonight. The Northfield Pipeline Awareness Group will present information about the proposed project at 7:30 p.m. in the dining hall of Redemption Christian Academy, 154 South Mountain Road. There will be a question-and-answer period after the presentation. The Northfield Pipeline Awareness Group has been advocating against the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, which would cross … 0

Property owner alleges trespass by pipeline co.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Hilltown residents say they remain vigilant following two incidents last week and this week involving survey crews for Houston-based Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, including one with a Plainfield property owner alleging trespass. Plainfield landowner Michael Paulsen says he and his neighbor across Windsor Road came home from work one evening late last week to find white survey flags … 2

Deerfield concerned about pipeline in rail yard

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

DEERFIELD — With projects to clean up pollution at the Pan Am Railways yard in East Deerfield underway, some town residents are worried that the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s route will pass through the property and further spread … 0

Northfield: Pipeline surveyors unwelcome on town land for now

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Town officials have barred the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. from surveying town-owned lands for the time being. The Selectboard voted to ask pipeline parent company Kinder Morgan to stop surveying on town-owned land until the May annual town meeting. Although many opposed to the pipeline have … 1

Deerfield amends tort action on pipeline

Thursday, February 26, 2015

DEERFIELD — A federal tort action filed by the town against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission earlier this month has been amended to add the U.S. Department of Energy to the complaint as a defendant. Under the Federal Tort Claims Act private parties have the right to sue … 0

National Grid signs on to Spectra gas pipeline expansion

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

National Grid is joining the former Northeast Utilities in a $3 billion project to bring an additional 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day to the region for electricity generation. Eversource Energy — formerly Northeast Utilities … 0

Celebrating Washington, opposing pipeline

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — George Washington may be best recalled, as far as legends are concerned, with his chopping of a cherry tree. But his Feb. 22 birthday, at least among those who recall the heyday of the anti-nuclear movement in Franklin County, is remembered for Sam Lovejoy’s 1974 toppling … 0

Conway denies TGP request to survey

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

CONWAY — The town will not allow Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. to survey a 1.1-acre piece of town-owned land on Bardwells Ferry Road for its proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The Selectboard voted Tuesday night to deny the request, citing the need to respect the townspeople’s vote to … 0

Conway Pipeline Task Force issues first report

Friday, February 13, 2015

CONWAY — A town task force looking at the proposed Kinder Morgan gas pipeline has mostly bad things to say about it. A health board member says the pipeline would be a health risk, the emergency management representative says it would be dangerous, and the Planning Board thinks … 0

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