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Gas Pipeline

Telemarketing the pipeline: Kinder Morgan cold calls seek support for gas project

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The proposed developer of a nearly 420-mile natural gas pipeline through eight Franklin County towns has been conducting telephone sampling about its Northeast Energy Direct project, for which it plans to submit a formal application next month with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “In our ongoing effort to openly and transparently engage residents in (NED) route communities, Tennessee Gas Pipeline is calling local homeowners to share facts about the project … 0

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.: deadline for comment on pipeline is flexible

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A flurry of comments on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project turned in recent days to a veritable blizzard with the approach of this past Monday’s official deadline for posting comments on the what should be included in the environmental impact statement that will be prepared on the nearly $5 billion natural gas pipeline. Yet the deadline imposed by the … 0

Warwick must wait, reapply to FERC for proposed pipeline intervenor status

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

WARWICK — The Selectboard wants to apply for official intervenor status in the Kinder Morgan gas pipeline project but on Tuesday was denied — at least for now. According to an electronic response from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Warwick’s application couldn’t be processed since the Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project is still in the proposal phase. “You may submit comments … 0

Certain wildlife species could benefit from pipeline, while others suffer

Monday, August 10, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, in some cases, may benefit certain species but could cause significant harm to others. Scott Jackson, associate professor of wetlands and wildlife conservation at the University … 4

Anti-pipeliners eyes turn to Otis: Taking of state-protected land could set precedent

Friday, August 7, 2015

A state House bill to carve 15 acres of state forest land in Berkshire County for a 13-mile Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project is raising eyebrows — and voices — among opponents of the company’s larger Northeast Energy Direct pipeline that would cut across Franklin County. The proposed … 0

Shelburne gas pipeline forum set for Thursday

Friday, August 7, 2015

SHELBURNE — If Kinder Morgan’s pipeline is approved for construction across Franklin County, what concerns do you have about how it would be sited and built in part of south, rural Shelburne? The recently formed Shelburne Pipeline Advisory Committee will host a town forum in Memorial Hall on … 0

Deerfield Selectmen to hold comment session on pipeline

Friday, August 7, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s Board of Selectmen will hold a public comment session Wednesday where residents will be able to give their input on two documents the town is crafting about their concerns surrounding Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project. The documents will be submitted … 0

Community members blast siting board on pipeline

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Opponents of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline again dominated a public hearing Wednesday night — this one a session before the state’s Energy Facilities Siting Board that included several adamant declarations that no pipeline … 2

Group objects to co. owner’s investment in pipeline

Monday, August 3, 2015

The lawyer for an environmental consortium challenging the proposed Northeast Energy Direct project is protesting the decision by Berkshire Gas Co.’s parent company to invest in the project at the same time Berkshire has imposed a moratorium on new customers until the project gets approved. Northeast Energy Solutions, … 1

Different pipeline meeting, same concerns

Sunday, August 2, 2015

When the state Energy Facilities Siting Board conducts one of its four public meetings Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Greenfield on the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project planned to cut across eight Franklin County towns, many of the voices heard — and many of the arguments made — … 0

Berkshire Gas owner buys 2.5% interest in pipeline

Friday, July 31, 2015

UIL Holdings Corp, owner of Berkshire Gas Co., has announced that it will invest in the Northeast Energy Direct project that would provide natural gas for its customers. UIL announced its investment this week in development of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline proposed, which would cross eight Franklin County … 1

Concerned citizens to stand every week against project

Friday, July 31, 2015

NORTHFIELD — “Blockadia” is the term Gulf Road resident Judy Wolter used to describe the protesters who come every week to stand on Jere Nelson’s property, where Kinder Morgan’s 41,000-horsepower gas pipeline compressor station is slated to sit. … 0

Pipeline official grapples with criticism of project

Thursday, July 30, 2015

As hundreds of area residents sweltered Wednesday night in the Greenfield Middle School auditorium, many of them railing against Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, company spokesman Allen Fore tried to keep his cool in a … 1

Area residents file federal suit over pipeline

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — A group of Franklin County residents whose property would be crossed by the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline has filed a civil lawsuit against the federal government in the U.S. District Court in Springfield. The … 0

Energy Facilities Siting Board hearing set for Aug. 5

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — The Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board will hold four public hearings to hear directly from residents, officials, and other interested persons about their concerns relating to the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline project. The hearing in Franklin County will be held Aug. 5 at 7 … 0