Gas Pipeline

Northfield wary of “windfall” pitched by pipeline company

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Town officials have warned residents not to be lured by pipeline proponents’ promises of easy money. The Kinder Morgan Co. told the town it could receive millions in annual tax revenue if its planned pipeline and 80,000-horsepower compressor station are built in town. “Kinder Morgan has indicated in writing that the project could bring Northfield $3 million in taxes,” said Selectboard Chairman John “Jack” Spanbauer. “Our research has … 0

Conway lawyer to AG: Investigate electric cost hike

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CONWAY — When it was announced last fall that the price of electricity was expected to spike this winter and that Berkshire Gas would impose a moratorium on new customers due to a regional shortage of natural gas, the speculation began almost immediately. Tennessee Gas Co.’s proposed natural gas pipeline had been the … 2

Gas pipeline foes parse draft impact report

Friday, March 20, 2015

While Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s draft environmental impact report for its Northeast Energy Direct project is being reviewed by area groups and communities along the 430-mile-long path, groups have been responding to the proposal in general — especially environmental organizations battling the proposed roughly $5 billion project. Northeast Energy Solutions, a coalition of land-trust organizations in the region including Franklin Land Trust and the … 1

Warwick cites wetlands in opposing gas pipeline project

Sunday, January 11, 2015

WARWICK — The “off the map” wetlands, streams and potential endangered species habitats have been added to the Conservation Commission’s list of reasons Warwick is no place for a pipeline. The Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s latest proposed route would cut through the east side of town on its way … 0

Pipeline ‘open house’ meeting Feb. 5

Friday, January 9, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. has rescheduled a series of “open house” public meetings on its Northeast Energy Direct project, with one of the sessions planned for Feb. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Greenfield Community College dining commons. The meetings will include no formal presentation about … 0

Report outlines Tennessee Gas safety problems

Monday, January 5, 2015

A recently published report by a Seattle-based research organization points to a litany of spills, explosions, and other mishaps by Kinder Morgan, the parent of the company proposing a natural gas pipeline that would pass through Franklin County on its route from Pennsylvania to Dracut. The 15-page report, … 0

Pipeline study loved, hated

Monday, December 22, 2014

Even before its release, a state-commissioned study on the need for additional gas pipeline capacity is being hailed by pipeline proponents and attacked by groups opposing Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The “low-demand analysis” by Synapse Energy Economics was commissioned by the outgoing administration … 3

Deerfield wants pipeline ‘royalty’ legislation

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Board of Selectmen wants legislation requiring the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. or any other pipeline company to pay “royalties” on exported natural gas to landowners whose property has been taken by eminent domain for the pipeline — on grounds that such land-takings are allowed “for … 1

New coalition forms to fight pipeline

Monday, December 15, 2014

Franklin Land Trust and seven other environmental organizations around the region have formed a coalition to fight the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline, hiring a Boston regulatory attorney who specializes in energy issues. The new group, calling itself Northeast Energy Solutions, was created to analyze, advocate and work on … 2

Deerfield may seek pipeline royalties

Sunday, December 14, 2014

DEERFIELD — With many local residents, businesses and activist groups raising concerns about whether the natural gas that would travel along Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed pipeline would be destined for domestic consumption or export, Deerfield’s Board of Selectmen may attempt to ensure that people whose property the … 0

‘March of Words’ pits pens against pipeline

Friday, December 12, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Pipeline protesters are getting together in libraries, churches and people’s homes in Northfield and beyond for a month-long letter writing campaign. “The Rolling March of Words” is a series of letter-writing events, aimed at telling Massachusetts’ legislators that residents are opposed to Kinder Morgan Co.’s Tennessee … 0

Pipeline co. favors route through NH

Friday, December 5, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. is shifting its preferred pipeline route through Franklin County into southern New Hampshire as part of a move to avoid restricted state-owned land and to increase the proportion that runs along power line rights … 0

What does pipeline mean for farmers?

Thursday, December 4, 2014

AMHERST — Farmers who sign agreements with Tennessee Gas Pipeline granting easements for the company’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project will be “made whole,” according to the company, but they should also understand all the ramifications of those contracts, they were cautioned, at an annual meeting Thursday of … 3

Gas, pipeline companies make pitch to chamber members

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

GREENFIELD — Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. confirmed its plans Tuesday to alter the preferred path for its Northeast Energy Direct project through Northfield across southern New Hampshire rather than through Warwick, Orange and eastward through Massachusetts on its … 0

Kinder Morgan rejects Deerfield’s pipeline ban

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

DEERFIELD — The town’s battle to prevent a proposed natural gas pipeline from passing within its limits continues to heat up, with Kinder Morgan, the parent company of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., firing back against an October decision by the Deerfield Board of Health to ban activities related … 1