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Gas Pipeline

Gas pipeline ‘need’ based on winter peak demand

Friday, June 26, 2015

The “need” for a proposed $5 billion natural gas pipeline scrutinized this week by state officials — and in the months ahead by federal authorities — is for a winter peak of just 30 to 40 days a year, argue a variety of critics of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s 430-mile Northeast Energy Direct project. And those environmental groups, industry analysts, governmental … 1

Institute that made report detailing pipeline job creation has ties to Koch brothers

Friday, June 26, 2015

A new report funded by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. says construction of its Northeast Energy Direct pipeline would create 1,713 jobs in the state, and that the impact could be over 12,000 jobs by 2020. But the report, by Suffolk University’s Beacon Hill Institute, with ties to the conservative billionaire Koch brothers, is being called into question by environmental groups. If the pipeline … 0

Northfield seeks health board help on pipeline

Thursday, June 25, 2015

NORTHFIELD — At Thursday’s Board of Health meeting, 10 citizens, along with three board members, discussed various options, such as legal representation, that can be taken in order to prevent construction on the proposed natural gas pipeline and compressor station in Northfield. The meeting began with Gulf Road resident Holly Lovelace reading a letter directed to the Board of Health. “I understand the … 0

‘No smoking gun’: Pipeline environmental impact report cite positives, negatives of route

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A new, detailed report on the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline route through western Massachusetts points to its impact on protected open space dedicated to agriculture and conservation, and especially on Franklin County’s primary habitat for rare species habitat, wetlands wildlife habitat and communities of biodiversity. If there’s anything … 2

Northfield town departments weigh in on gas pipeline

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The gas pipeline and compressor station proposed for the town has raised a slew of concerns among town department heads. Several departments and committees have compiled their concerns, and the town will submit them to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which will decide whether to allow … 0

Northfield anti-pipeline group blasts gas co.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Northfield Pipeline Awareness group, in a letter Monday to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, criticizes Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. for not being forthcoming with detailed, accurate information about its proposed 8½-mile path through town for the Northeast Energy Direct project. The $5 billion pipeline would also … 1

Sunderland Town Meeting to weigh pipeline resolution Friday

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SUNDERLAND — As dozens of other towns have done since last spring, Sunderland voters will be asked to adopt a resolution opposing the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. natural gas pipeline. Though Sunderland is not among the towns on the project’s expected route from Wright, N.Y., to Dracut, many … 0

Gas pipeline opponents to hold info event Thursday

Sunday, April 19, 2015

On Thursday, groups opposed to the proposed gas pipeline will be holding an event titled “What is happening with the proposed Kinder Morgan/TGP gas pipeline now?” This event is sponsored by North Quabbin Pipeline Action (NQPA) and MAP (Montague Against the Pipeline) and will take place at the … 0

On the pipeline, in the pipeline: Two informational forums scheduled at GCC

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Two forums on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project are scheduled in the coming weeks — one for the general public, the other specifically for potentially affected landowners and municipalities. To mark Earth Day, Greenfield Community College’s Green Campus Committee will host a forum on … 0

Northfield anti-pipeline info forum tonight

Monday, April 13, 2015

NORTHFIELD — A local anti-pipeline group will present its research tonight. The Northfield Pipeline Awareness Group will present information about the proposed project at 7:30 p.m. in the dining hall of Redemption Christian Academy, 154 South Mountain Road. There will be a question-and-answer period after the presentation. The … 0

Property owner alleges trespass by pipeline co.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Hilltown residents say they remain vigilant following two incidents last week and this week involving survey crews for Houston-based Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, including one with a Plainfield property owner alleging trespass. Plainfield landowner Michael Paulsen says he and his neighbor across Windsor … 2

Opponents say demand for new pipeline ‘overstated’

Friday, April 10, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s public statements of pipeline demand “appears to be seriously overstated,” area opponents of the Northeast Energy Direct project told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission this week. Massachusetts Pipeline Action Network President Kathryn Eiseman, in a letter Wednesday to FERC, referred to a March 5 … 0

Baker orders look into lowering electric costs

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Baker administration has asked the state Department of Public Utilities to investigate how electric utilities can enter into long-term contracts with natural-gas suppliers as part of an effort to increase natural-gas pipeline expansion and lower prices to … 3

Freehand for FERC: letter-writing workshops

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

DEERFIELD — The town of Deerfield has become something of a hot spot among those opposed to the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. natural gas pipeline over the past year, and a group of townspeople are planning to add as many more voices to the mix as they can. … 0

For one Quaker group, a pipeline pilgrimage

Sunday, April 5, 2015

DEERFIELD — If you took a drive around Deerfield Saturday afternoon, chances are you saw a pack of people walking down the road, a banner that read “Climate Change, An Invitation to New Life?” unfurled between them and … 0