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Gas Pipeline

Gov. candidate Berwick comes out against pipeline

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Don Berwick has become the first candidate for that office to come out in opposition to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed project for Massachusetts. Berwick, a Newton pediatrician, announced in a written statement last week, “We should not commit to new natural gas infrastructure until we know for certain that it is necessary to meet our energy needs. To date, I am not convinced that that case has been made.” While he said that “we need a ‘bridge’ in the short term until we can power our grid and mobile sources with a minimum of fossil fuels,” and that he wants to … 0

Northfield, Paicos perturbed at pipeline proponents’ procrastination

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The town is losing its patience with the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. after numerous attempts to schedule a community forum with the company have gone unanswered. “I’ve made three calls to Kinder Morgan’s community outreach person, and not a single one has been returned,” said interim Town Administrator Kevin Paicos. “I left him a terse message today, in hopes that it … 0

Montague selectmen agree to anti-pipeline resolution

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MONTAGUE — It didn’t take much discussion for the Montague Board of Selectmen to agree to sign an anti-pipeline resolution proffered by residents with essentially no conversation Monday night. Resident Roy Rosenblatt offered a summary of local objections to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed natural gas pipeline. “No debate from me, that’s for sure,” said Selectman Michael Nelson. Selectmen then voted unanimously to … 0

Clarkdale: Pipeline would cut through 100-year-old orchard

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

DEERFIELD — A proposed Tennessee Gas pipeline could cut through the peach and apple orchards that have been growing fruit in the Deerfield River Valley for a 100 years, according to owners of Clarkdale Fruit Farm. Surveyors with … 0

Pipeline put on your property may be mortgage violation

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It may or may not be an unlikely scenario, but allowing a gas pipeline to be sited on your property could put you at risk of technically violating your mortgage agreement, say local experts who are investigating the legal ramifications of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline proposal for its … 0

Buckland special meeting to weigh pipeline ban, bills

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

BUCKLAND — Re-voting the town’s assessment for the Mohawk Trail Regional School District, paying bills and voting on a townwide ban on “fracked gas” pipelines are on Thursday’s special town meeting warrant. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall upstairs meeting room. While selectmen have … 0

Lawmakers pledge to fight gas pipeline

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

GREENFIELD — Just about the only thing missing from a Tuesday night panel on the proposed natural gas pipeline was the project’s proponents. The Kinder Morgan Co., which proposed the Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s northeast expansion, declined the invitation … 2

Ashfield ‘abuzz’ over pipeline, helicopters

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

ASHFIELD — The Selectboard’s meeting room in Town Hall Monday night was crowded, hot and stuffy, so townspeople opened two doors for a little cross-ventilation — but not for long. Within minutes the hall reverberated with the loud buzz of a helicopter that seemed to return over and … 2

Pipeline ban back on Buckland special town meeting agenda

Monday, June 2, 2014

BUCKLAND — After a petition drive to ban natural gas pipelines through town missed a deadline for getting 100 voters’ signatures, the Board of Selectmen agreed to take the article to the voters on the town’s June 19 special town meeting. Last Tuesday, members of the Energy Committee … 0

Pipeline forum at GCC tonight

Monday, June 2, 2014

A community forum organized by those with questions and concerns about Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Northeast Expansion Project through Massachusetts is tonight. The forum will take place in the Greenfield Community College Dining Commons from 6 to 8 p.m. The program’s first hour will be devoted to the proposal … 0

Pipeline forum set for Tuesday

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A community forum organized by those with questions and concerns about Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Northeast Expansion Project through Massachusetts is being planned for Tuesday. The forum will take place in the Greenfield Community College Dining Commons from 6 to 8 p.m. The program’s first hour will be devoted … 0

Buckland petitioners heat up over pipeline

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

BUCKLAND — A proposed natural gas pipeline may not be running through Buckland, but opposition to the idea is. Last week, three members of the town’s Energy Committee started a petition drive to get 100 voters’ signatures, so that a resolution to ban “fracked gas” pipelines could be … 0

Deerfield residents to petition for vote on pipeline

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A group of residents are preparing to collect the required 200 signatures to ask the selectmen to call a special town meeting for townspeople to officially vote on a resolution opposing the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline. Though townspeople supported a motion by hand vote … 0

Pipeline would mean jobs

Friday, May 16, 2014

When Kinder Morgan representatives came to present their plans last month for their proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Expansion through Montague, Warwick and seven other Franklin County towns, a few voices were heard in the crowded town hall … 1

Pipeline protesters steamed

Thursday, May 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — “Keep your fracking gas out of Mass.” The slogans on protesters’ signs summed up their feelings toward the proposed 179-mile Tennessee Gas Pipeline expansion, which would cut a swath across nine Franklin County towns on its … 0