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Erving approves pipeline mitigation money

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ERVING — There was standing room only at Tuesday night’s special town meeting, during which voters approved funding for legal and technical assistance related to the pipeline. All 10 items on the warrant passed, including appropriating money to help hire a new administrative coordinator after Tom Sharp retired from the position in July, and upgrading the lighting systems in both fire stations. The pipeline article generated discussion among voters and … 0

Of pipelines and property values: Will proposed project affect price of homes in region?

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

DEERFIELD — With a natural gas pipeline and accompanying compressor station proposed to be built in Franklin County, many residents in the eight towns along the expected route have found themselves worrying about how it could affect the value of their homes. In August, Heather Reloj, who owns a home on Lower Road … 2

DPU allows long-term contracts between utilities, pipelines

Monday, October 5, 2015

To help reduce winter electricity price hikes, the state’s utility regulators will let power generators sign long-term contracts with gas pipeline companies. Yet what seems like good news for consumers is being criticized by some as a potential backdoor benefit for those arguing for construction of new pipelines like one proposed through Franklin County. Six months after being asked by the Baker administration … 1

Report to FERC details Deerfield’s archaeological value

Sunday, August 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — The commissioner of the Deerfield Historical Commission and the director of Historic Deerfield have submitted a report to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission raising concerns about how the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. natural gas pipeline could affect archaeological sites along its route. The report, authored by … 1

New England National Scenic Trail map published

Friday, August 28, 2015

The first-ever map and guide to the New England National Scenic Trail has just been published by the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. The three-map set and guide includes 20 suggested hikes and covers the 215-mile-long trail in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts . … 0

Walking ‘The Wastelands’: Theatrical group presenting Pipeline Processions performances in the area

Thursday, August 27, 2015

In addition to all of the written testimony — hundreds of filings and thousands of words — about the proposed natural gas pipeline that would pass through this region, there’s a deeper statement being made by a performance … 1

Deerfield submits pipeline comments to FERC

Thursday, August 27, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield has officially made its submission to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s environmental impact statement scoping process. The 12-page document, approved by the Board of Selectmen during their meeting Wednesday night, details the town’s concerns about the ramifications the pipeline could have on the town’s economy, … 1

Geologic maps needed for study of pipeline

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

While the proponent of a natural-gas pipeline that would cross 64 miles of Massachusetts may be including some detailed maps of its route in its filings with federal regulators, what’s needed are detailed, town-by-town maps of the geologic formations beneath the surface, including aquifers, says a Shutesbury man … 0

Pipeline worries Natural Roots Farm

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CONWAY — In 1998, David Fisher came to Conway with the dream of establishing a farm that would embody his ecological ideals and reverence for all life — a farm powered entirely by horses, allowing it to operate … 1

Rosenberg’s pipeline hearing extended an hour to accomodate county fair parade attendees

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

It’s hard to imagine anything interfering with the region’s premier ritual — the Franklin County Fair and its opening parade. And that goes for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed project, which would cut across eight Franklin County towns … 1

Conway to Kinder Morgan: Cease and desist pipeline activity in town

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

CONWAY — Citing public health concerns, Conway’s Board of Health has issued a cease-and-desist order against Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project, joining a number of other communities that have passed similar measures. The board’s decision was unanimous Monday night and the letter will … 0

Shelburne makes pipeline opposition official

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SHELBURNE ­— Shelburne selectmen unanimously cast their vote against Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s plans to run a mile-long stretch of pipeline through town and under the Deerfield River. But they also went further, saying they don’t think the pipeline … 0

Study says a new pipeline is not necessary, lays out alternatives

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Proponents of the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline have pointed to a lack of space on the system of pipelines feeding New England as one of the root causes of spiking electricity rates in the winter and say the project is the only way to address it, … 2

Former DPU chair says pipeline not needed

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Even as the state Department of Public Utilities considers long-term agreements for three gas distribution companies to tie into Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, the DPU’s former chairwoman has written a Boston Globe commentary saying the nearly $5 billion pipeline planned through Franklin County … 0

Shelburne seeks teeth in pipeline permitting

Thursday, August 20, 2015

SHELBURNE — With the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline to require horizontal drilling beneath the Deerfield River, the town Conservation Commission has asked the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission to give the local board legal standing to review any aspect of the construction that will affect the town’s wetlands … 0