Gas Pipeline

Conway voters unanimously pass bylaw aimed at hindering pipeline

Monday, February 8, 2016

CONWAY — Residents made their voices heard on the Kinder Morgan pipeline by voting unanimously to adopt a town bylaw to regulate noise, earth removal, and other activities associated with large-scale construction projects. All 106 people in attendance at a special Town Meeting in the Conway Grammar School gymnasium on Monday voted in favor of the bylaw, which was amended … 0

Markey: Canadian natural gas export OK confirms plans for area pipeline

Monday, February 8, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s approval of U.S. natural gas export overseas from two proposed Canadian export terminals last week confirms Congressman Edward Markey’s “long-standing warnings that the ultimate goal of some natural gas pipeline proposals being made in New England is not to help our residents with expanded infrastructure but to use … 2

Gas pipeline opponents to walk, picket on Presidents Day

Sunday, February 7, 2016

GREENFIELD — Walkers who oppose the Kinder Morgan Northeast Energy Direct pipeline will walk on Presidents Day, Feb. 15, from Greenfield Community College to the First Congregational Church at 43 Silver St. between 10 a.m. and noon, according to Hattie Nestel of the No NED Pipeline Affinity Group, which will sponsor the walk. … 0

FERC extends intervenor application deadline

Monday, January 4, 2016

Those who plan on having a seat at the table in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s permitting process for the controversial Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project will have just a bit longer to file as intervenors following an extension of the Jan. 6 deadline after unspecified … 0

Pipeline co. files analysis report on why it turned down alternative paths, compressor station sites

Friday, January 1, 2016

Lack of access, insufficient size, environmental impacts and additional construction requirements were among the reasons that Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. rejected alternative sites for the proposed compressor station slated for Gulf Road in Northfield and a series of … 3

Conway files as intervenor on pipeline

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

CONWAY — Conway has become the latest Franklin County town on the path of Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline to file as a full intervenor with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Intervening in the … 1

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. responds to FERC questions

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A promised response to questions from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission filed by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. Tuesday answered hundreds of comments from interested parties about some specifics of the proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, but fell short … 2

Pipeline co. promises ‘complete’ response to questions Monday

Friday, December 25, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. says it plans to meet Monday’s upcoming deadline to submit a “complete” response to federal regulators’ requests for more information on its 21,000-page application for the 412-mile Northeast Energy Direct project, including details about … 0

Shelburne files for gas pipeline intervenor status

Friday, December 25, 2015

SHELBURNE — Citing the harm it fears is posed by the proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline to the area’s economy, tourism industry and culture, the town of Shelburne has officially filed to become a full intervenor in the project’s approval process before the federal government. The … 0

Vermont officials concerned about possible nuke plant decommissioning delays

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The state panel working on issues involving decommissioning of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant will write a letter to state regulators, expressing concern that the location for expansion of a spent fuel storage facility might … 0

Area citizens apply to be intervenors in FERC’s pipeline permit process

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

NORTHFIELD — About half of the 30 people who showed up for a workshop Tuesday night on how to intervene in the Northeast Energy Direct gas pipeline project submitted their applications then and there to federal regulators, according … 0

Montague files to be intervenor in pipeline

Monday, December 21, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Town of Montague filed a motion Monday with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for intervenor status in the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project. In October, Town Meeting voters approved an article to pay for … 0

FERC OKs Northfield Mountain capacity expansion

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted permission Wednesday to add capacity to the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project’s mountaintop reservoir. Owner FirstLight Power Resources applied in September to change its plant’s operating license to temporarily allow an additional 22 feet of pumping capacity to its 5-billion-gallon reservoir through … 0

Local farmers filing to be intervenors on pipeline

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

SHELBURNE — The Hawks Farm, with its seventh generation now working the land to produce beef and pork as well as other products, is among the historic and environmentally sensitive properties to be crossed by Tennessee Gas Pipeline … 0

Northfield files for intervenor status with FERC

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

NORTHFIELD — At Tuesday’s Selectboard meeting, Town Administrator Brian Noble announced that Northfield filed a motion with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to intervene in the Northeast Energy Direct project. Tennessee Gas Pipeline — a division of energy … 0