Gas Pipeline

Deerfield wants pipeline ‘royalty’ legislation

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Board of Selectmen wants legislation requiring the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. or any other pipeline company to pay “royalties” on exported natural gas to landowners whose property has been taken by eminent domain for the pipeline — on grounds that such land-takings are allowed “for the greater good” of the community. The board voted Monday night to send state Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, and state Sen. Stan … 0

New coalition forms to fight pipeline

Monday, December 15, 2014

Franklin Land Trust and seven other environmental organizations around the region have formed a coalition to fight the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline, hiring a Boston regulatory attorney who specializes in energy issues. The new group, calling itself Northeast Energy Solutions, was created to analyze, advocate and work on public education about not just TGP’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, but also other energy … 2

Deerfield may seek pipeline royalties

Sunday, December 14, 2014

DEERFIELD — With many local residents, businesses and activist groups raising concerns about whether the natural gas that would travel along Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed pipeline would be destined for domestic consumption or export, Deerfield’s Board of Selectmen may attempt to ensure that people whose property the pipeline crosses are properly compensated. At a meeting tonight, selectmen are expected to consider submitting … 0

UMass preparing reports on pipeline effects

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The University of Massachusetts is reviewing the state’s environmental resources that could be affected by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed 128-mile route across the state. The university’s Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment plans to issue a series of reports beginning early this month that will put … 0

Gas pipeline co. postpones meetings

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. has postponed its series of open house meetings about its Northeast Energy Direct proposal, some of which had been scheduled for early December in Orange, Greenfield and Shelburne Falls, to allow more time for … 0

Pipeline co. files draft environmental report

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. filed sections of its draft environmental report Wednesday for its Northeast Energy Direct project, recommending against alternatives that would send the pipeline along Route 2, the Massachusetts Turnpike or southern New Hampshire instead of its preferred path through nine Franklin County towns. The second … 1

Berkshire Gas set to turn away new customers

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A natural gas pipeline that feeds much of the Pioneer Valley is nearly at capacity, according to Berkshire Gas, a development that will force the company to turn away new customers in Franklin County by the end of this year and extend the moratorium to areas of Hampshire … 1

Warwick to brainstorm on pipeline

Monday, November 3, 2014

WARWICK — The town is invited to help draft a letter to the federal agency that governs the proposed natural gas pipeline. Residents and several town boards will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Town Hall to put their opposition to the pipeline in writing, to be sent … 0

New lobbying group to run ads for gas pipeline

Monday, October 27, 2014

With higher electricity costs scheduled to kick in next week for National Grid customers, a recently created “Coalition to Lower Energy Costs” is planning a media campaign, backed by large industrial electricity users — and organized by lobbyists connected to pipeline proponent Kinder Morgan — pushing for support … 2

Deerfield Health Board votes to ban proposed pipeline

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s Board of Health voted Wednesday night to ban construction of a proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. natural gas pipeline within the town’s borders, calling the project an “unreasonable risk to the health and lives of … 0

Gas pipeline company schedules Franklin County meetings

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline has scheduled three “open house” meetings in Franklin County to discuss its proposed Northeast Direct Natural Gas Pipeline project for Dec. 2, 3 and 10. The company on Tuesday submitted its schedule of a dozen meeting dates with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, including Dec. … 0

Weekend tag sales support anti-gas pipeline efforts

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Anyone thinking that opposition to the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline is simply a case of “not in my backyard” might stop and think that the path from Wright, N.Y., to Dracut through nine Franklin County towns is a long backyard. To fund what’s expected to be a lengthy … 0

Dueling gas pipelines?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline or Brand X? Proponents of a pipeline that would pass through nine Franklin County towns have responded to a competing proposal that would instead bring natural gas to the region along the coast, telling its potential wholesale natural-gas customers the choice “should be clear” between … 4

FERC OKs fast-track pre-filing for pipeline

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s request to use an expedited “pre-filing” process for its proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, prompting an immediate letter from Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., expressing his “extreme disappointment” in the decision and the pace of the proposed proceedings, … 1

Pipeline co. uses old maps

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The topographical maps included as part of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week are apparently more than 20 years old and exclude many homes, buildings and other infrastructure along and near the proposed 334-mile pipeline route, according to comments filed with … 0