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Gas Pipeline

Deerfield to pipeline co.: Don’t tread on us

Thursday, February 4, 2016

DEERFIELD — Local police will be used to protect property owners who refuse to allow Kinder Morgan pipeline surveyors or any other agency or individual onto their land with or without an order from the state Department of Public Utilities. Kinder Morgan, which plans a natural gas pipeline through eight Franklin County towns, including Deerfield, has asked the DPU to … 0

Deerfield to Kinder Morgan pipeline surveyors: Don’t tread on me.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

DEERFIELD — The town is asserting its police department will protect all property owners who refuse to allow Kinder Morgan pipeline surveyors or any other agency or individual onto their private property with or without an order from the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. In comments submitted into the public record before the DPU, Deerfield states its Board of Health has barred within … 0

Warren calls out FERC on pipeline

Monday, February 1, 2016

SPRINGFIELD — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren took a much stronger stand against the proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project that is planned to pass through much of Franklin County during a speech in Springfield Monday, calling out the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that will have the final say in whether the … 0

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

Pipeline opponents hold 5-mile silent solidarity march

Sunday, December 13, 2015

CUMMINGTON — Members of the West Cummington Church and several supporters held a 5-mile walk from Cummington to Plainfield on Sunday, to protest Kinder Morgan’s plans to build a 412-mile interstate natural gas pipeline know as the Northeast Energy Direct Project. “While the pipeline has political, financial and … 0

Kinder Morgan: Pipeline not dead

Friday, December 11, 2015

Despite a decision to cut dividends by 75 percent amid a major drop in stock prices this week, pipeline builder Kinder Morgan has signaled that it doesn’t plan on pulling out of or scaling back on any of … 2

FERC wants pipeline questions answered

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Federal regulators have given Kinder Morgan 20 days to answer the comments and questions raised by area planners, opposition groups and environmental organizations at public hearings about the energy giant’s controversial $5.2 billion pipeline proposed to pass through … 2