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Gas Pipeline

Paying for the pipeline

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. and its parent, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, may have had a chance last week to convince 300 attendees at a Franklin Regional Council of Governments meeting why its nearly 300-mile pipeline project is needed, but this week, a nationally syndicated radio program is painting a different view. “Living on Earth,” the Boston-produced Public Radio International environmental affairs program heard on public radio stations around the country, … 0

Pipeline walk to end with Statehouse rally

Monday, July 28, 2014

With a couple of days to rest after their statewide “rolling march” to fight the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. proposal, opponents are gearing up for a Boston rally in front of the Statehouse, where they plan to present two sets of petitions to lawmakers. The timing, Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., comes just as the House and Senate are about to … 0

Gas pipeline proponents to address Northfield residents Aug. 19

Sunday, July 27, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Local residents will finally have their chance to pose questions to the proponents of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Expansion. The pipeline company has agreed to address a community meeting Aug. 19 at 7 p.m., at Pioneer Valley Regional School. Representatives of Kinder Morgan, the pipeline’s parent company, will give a short presentation before opening the floor to questions, according to Selectboard … 0

Pipeline forum at GCC tonight

Monday, June 2, 2014

A community forum organized by those with questions and concerns about Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Northeast Expansion Project through Massachusetts is tonight. The forum will take place in the Greenfield Community College Dining Commons from 6 to 8 p.m. The program’s first hour will be devoted to the proposal … 0

Pipeline forum set for Tuesday

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A community forum organized by those with questions and concerns about Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Northeast Expansion Project through Massachusetts is being planned for Tuesday. The forum will take place in the Greenfield Community College Dining Commons from 6 to 8 p.m. The program’s first hour will be devoted … 0

Buckland petitioners heat up over pipeline

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

BUCKLAND — A proposed natural gas pipeline may not be running through Buckland, but opposition to the idea is. Last week, three members of the town’s Energy Committee started a petition drive to get 100 voters’ signatures, so that a resolution to ban “fracked gas” pipelines could be … 0

Deerfield residents to petition for vote on pipeline

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A group of residents are preparing to collect the required 200 signatures to ask the selectmen to call a special town meeting for townspeople to officially vote on a resolution opposing the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline. Though townspeople supported a motion by hand vote … 0

Pipeline would mean jobs

Friday, May 16, 2014

When Kinder Morgan representatives came to present their plans last month for their proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Expansion through Montague, Warwick and seven other Franklin County towns, a few voices were heard in the crowded town hall … 1

Pipeline protesters steamed

Thursday, May 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — “Keep your fracking gas out of Mass.” The slogans on protesters’ signs summed up their feelings toward the proposed 179-mile Tennessee Gas Pipeline expansion, which would cut a swath across nine Franklin County towns on its … 0

Pipeline protest rally set for today

Thursday, May 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — A rally against the planned natural gas pipeline will go on this afternoon, organizers say, despite postponement of a regional informational meeting that was originally scheduled to follow. The 5 p.m. gathering on the Greenfield Town Common is being organized by a consortium of groups opposed … 0

Land trust warns pipeline co. against violating conservation restrictions

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Some of the survey methods that Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. wants to do along its 179-mile planned Northeast Corridor would violate conservation restriction covenants, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust has written to the company. In a letter calling on Tennessee Gas to “cease seeking permission from landowners to … 0

Open meeting complaint postpones COG’s pipeline meeting

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — A planned regional meeting with proponents of a natural gas pipeline has been postponed following the filing of an Open Meeting Law complaint. The meeting, which had been scheduled for Thursday evening at the John W. Olver Transit Center, was postponed after Northampton attorney Michael Pill, … 4

Pipeline co. offers details

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

WARWICK — Several situations could keep the proposed natural gas pipeline from cutting a swath through the town. Representatives from Kinder Morgan Co., the proponents of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, met with residents and officials Tuesday night to talk about their plans and field questions. The pipeline’s proposed … 2

Conway pipes up about gas pipeline

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

CONWAY — The town became the third community in Franklin County to ask its selectmen to oppose the proposed gas pipeline that would cut through town. At Monday’s annual town meeting, the majority of voters supported the resolution submitted by citizen petition. Kinder Morgan, the parent corporation of … 0

Pipeline spurs joint meeting

Sunday, May 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — The proposed Tennessee Gas pipeline will be the subject of what’s believed to be the first meeting of its kind of the Franklin Regional Planning Board and Franklin Regional Council of Governments Thursday. The 7 p.m. meeting, with a presentation by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Public … 0