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Gas Pipeline

Berkshire Gas rep. makes case for pipeline

Friday, April 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — Berkshire Gas Co. spokesman Christopher Farrell made a case with the region’s business leaders Friday for what he called a “critical need” for Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, saying it’s needed not only to grow the economy but to keep businesses from leaving. Having TGP as Berkshire Gas’ only supplier, with all service to Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties flowing through a 6-inch spur line … 3

‘No smoking gun’: Pipeline environmental impact report cite positives, negatives of route

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A new, detailed report on the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline route through western Massachusetts points to its impact on protected open space dedicated to agriculture and conservation, and especially on Franklin County’s primary habitat for rare species habitat, wetlands wildlife habitat and communities of biodiversity. If there’s anything lacking in the new “natural resources assessment” prepared by the University of Massachusetts Center for … 0

Northfield town departments weigh in on gas pipeline

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The gas pipeline and compressor station proposed for the town has raised a slew of concerns among town department heads. Several departments and committees have compiled their concerns, and the town will submit them to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which will decide whether to allow the interstate natural gas pipeline proposed by Kinder Morgan. In Northfield, the project would include … 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

Kulik: AG Healey should represent Mass. with FERC

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Of the more than 5,300 bills filed by last Friday’s legislative deadline was one by Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, that would extend authority to the attorney general for dealing with natural gas pipelines. With Attorney General Maura Healey … 1

ISO New England calls for increased gas capacity

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stopping short of endorsing Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project, the head of New England’s electricity grid operator said Wednesday that even though a relatively mild winter has driven down energy costs for the region, there is a long-term need for more capacity to feed a … 0

Kulik proceeds with pipeline royalty bill

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

DEERFIELD — Proposed legislation designed to ensure property owners whose land is taken by eminent domain during natural gas pipeline construction are properly compensated for any gas that travels the line and is sold overseas has been introduced in state House of Representatives. State Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, … 0

Shelburne replies to gas pipeline info request

Friday, January 16, 2015

SHELBURNE — After receiving a written request for environmental information from a consultant for the Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., the Planning Board voted this week to send a response saying that all the requested public data is available in the town offices or online. The letter came … 0

Documentary on pipeline compressor stations Jan. 22

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

ERVING — A Plainfield videographer’s documentary about compressor stations, like the one planned along Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed route in Northfield, will be screened as part of an informational meeting planned by North Quabbin Pipeline Action on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Erving Senior-Community Center on … 0

Anti-pipeline groups hit the Statehouse

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Among the tables set up in the Statehouse Wednesday for an environmental bill event for legislators was one focused on building opposition to the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline taking state-owned conservation land. Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust was among six groups at the three-hour-long event, designed to interest … 2