Gas Pipeline

Gas pipeline blasting could disturb waste dumps, say conservation groups

Sunday, November 29, 2015

ERVING — Local conservation groups worry construction of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline could compromise two waste dumps on the banks of the Millers River, polluting the Connecticut River tributary. The Erving Conservation Commission and the Millers River Watershed Council say blasting to make way for the proposed natural gas pipeline could tip a paper sludge dump in Erving and a construction dump on the … 0

Warwick joins Municipal Coalition Against Pipeline

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WARWICK — Warwick is the most recent town to join the Municipal Coalition Against the Pipeline. The coalition consists of 10 towns including Wendell, New Salem and Orange, which aren’t included in the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed route to transport natural gas through western Massachusetts but feel it’s important to help neighboring … 0

Actress Susan Sarandon supports work of local land conservation and energy organizations

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Earlier this week, activist and actress Susan Sarandon released a statement opposing the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project to transport gas through eight Franklin County towns on its way from Pennsylvania to Dracut, north of Lowell. Leigh Youngblood, executive director of Mount Grace Land Trust, said in … 0

Airing compressor concerns

Sunday, October 25, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Speaking Sunday at the invitation of Northfield Pipeline Awareness, an advocacy group, Dr. Curtis Nordgaard told residents some of what comes out of pipeline compressor stations is known and bad, but how far those harmful levels travel is difficult to pin down. A proposed compressor station … 1

Speaker Robert DeLeo: Energy will be focus of state House this year

Friday, October 23, 2015

State House Speaker Robert DeLeo got a standing ovation even before he began speaking to a crowd of about 150 local business people Friday morning. Kibbutzing easily with Franklin County Chamber of Commerce leaders, the legislative leader nonetheless … 0

Pipeline co., opposition hold dueling forums

Friday, October 23, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Wednesday night the Selectboard will host an information session at the same time pipeline company Kinder Morgan is slated to host its own information meeting in the same building. “Kinder Morgan had their proposal and the Municipal Coalition Against the Pipeline thought it was a good … 2

Deerfield joins pipeline coalition

Thursday, October 22, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield is latest town to join the newly formed Municipal Coalition Against The Pipeline. The coalition, composed of the Boards of Selectmen of towns affected by the proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, plans to focus on fighting and preventing the construction of the pipeline, as opposed … 0

2 pipelines, 1 opposition: Legislators, others to speak out against proposed gas projects

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

While they’ve already announced that they oppose legislation that would allow the Tennessee Gas Pipeline project to cut across nearly 4 miles of state forest in their district, Sen. Benjamin B. Downing, D-Pittsfield and Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, … 2

Montague joins anti-pipeline coalition

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Montague has joined a group of Massachusetts municipal governments working to prevent construction of Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline. At its meeting this week, the selectmen unanimously voted to join the Municipal Coalition Against the Pipeline, which could receive money appropriated … 0

Kulik pushes for inclusion; Files bill for automatic participation in gas, electric co. cases

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Legislation to rein in the state Department of Public Utilities’ discretion in gas and electric company proceedings got an airing in the Statehouse Tuesday, prompted by the DPU’s handling of a series of natural gas pipeline-related cases. The … 1

Mass. AG submits pipeline comments to FERC

Monday, October 19, 2015

BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has again urged federal regulators to undertake a more thorough review of the impacts Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project could have on the communities and environment it … 0

Bement School opposes pipeline, Deerfield Academy remains neutral

Thursday, October 15, 2015

DEERFIELD — The Bement School has officially joined its neighbor Historic Deerfield, Inc. and the town in opposing the proposed Northeast Energy Direct gas pipeline project, which would pass through Deerfield and seven other Franklin County towns if … 2

Pipeline co. delays formal filing date

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. pushed back the date for filing its formal application for the proposed 415-mile Northeast Energy Direct project until Nov. 20, it announced late Wednesday. The Houston-based company, which had expected to file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in late October, cited “increased interest” … 2

Towns form anti-pipeline coalition

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — A group of Franklin County towns that would be affected by the proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline are banding together to form a new coalition dedicated to fighting the project. Organized as the Municipal Coalition Against The Pipeline, the group met Tuesday night at … 2

Talk on health effects of natural gas compressor stations Oct. 25

Monday, October 12, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Northfield Pipeline Awareness will present a talk on the health effects of gas pipeline compressor stations on Oct. 25 with Dr. Curtis Nordgaard. The event will take place at the Northfield Trinitarian Congregational Church at 147 Main Street at 3 p.m. Dr. Curtis Nordgaard is a … 0