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 talk in Warwick Tuesday at 7

Sunday, May 11, 2014

WARWICK — Representatives of the company that wishes to build a natural gas pipeline through Franklin County should be in town Tuesday evening for a public forum. Selectboard Chairwoman Dawn Magi said Kinder Morgan representatives will be attending an informational meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Town Hall, … 0

Gas pipeline co. sends warnings to property owners

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Some property owners along Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s planned 179-mile pathway have received new requests for access to their property, this time mentioning that landowners who don’t consent to allowing the survey may be subject to a formal process through the state Department of Public Utilities. The letters, … 1

Deerfield says ‘no’ to gas pipeline

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield became the first Franklin County town to officially take a stand against the proposed Tennessee Gas pipeline that would cut through nine area towns, at Monday’s town meeting. By an overwhelming majority, the town voted to ask the Board of Selectmen to refuse the … 0

Area pipeline foes, federal energy policy makers clash

Friday, April 25, 2014

The message was clear from the U.S. energy secretary this week: New England faces serious “infrastructure constraints” in meeting the region’s energy needs, leading to energy prices that are “very volatile and much higher than other parts of the country.” But while Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s call for … 1

Andrews opposes pipeline project

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ORANGE — Rep. Denise Andrews, D-Orange, says she’s opposed to the gas pipeline that’s been planned to cross Franklin County and the North Quabbin region and would be willing to get arrested to stop it. Andrews, the first area legislator to publicly come out in opposition to the … 0

Proposed pipeline stirs memories of past battles

Monday, April 14, 2014

The echoes of proposed pipeline activity through Franklin County 37 years ago are almost haunting in similarity to today’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline discussions. The Tennessee Atlantic Pipeline Co. proposal for a 500-mile natural gas pipeline through more than … 0

Montague gas pipeline meeting draws crowd

Monday, April 7, 2014

MONTAGUE — Representatives of the company planning a natural gas pipeline through Franklin County and the town made a first appearance at a local public meeting to a mixed reception from a crowd of supportive union members, a … 2

Pipeline postpones public forum in Warwick

Monday, April 7, 2014

WARWICK — A public forum with representatives of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, scheduled for tonight, has been postponed. Town Coordinator David Young said he was told by the company that the representative was called away to attend a different meeting. Young said he will work with the Tennessee … 0

Pipeline activity heats up in region

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Things are heating up along the proposed gas pipeline route, with informational meetings planned and several towns circulating resolutions either opposing the Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s “Northeast Expansion” project or to assert state and local regulations in the federally driven process. Montague selectmen are scheduled to meet Monday at … 0

Warwick pulls support for pipeline

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WARWICK — The Tennessee Gas Pipeline may face extra obstacles in Warwick, after the Selectboard rescinded the permission given to the company to survey town-owned land. The board’s decision was unanimous, and met with approval by residents who came to share their concerns about the natural gas pipeline … 13

Warwick to discuss possible pipeline tonight

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WARWICK — Residents and officials will gather tonight to discuss the town’s position on a proposed natural gas pipeline and how to respond to proponents. The joint meeting of the Selectboard and Planning Board will be held at 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Its goal is to come … 0

Land Trust to Gov: No pipeline on protected land

Friday, March 14, 2014

Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust is asking Gov. Deval Patrick to assure that the path of a planned natural gas pipeline is kept off all state-owned and state-protected conservation land. “Land protected for long-term public health and conservation purposes must not be sacrificed for short-term private financial gain,” … 2