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New England National Scenic Trail map published

Friday, August 28, 2015

The first-ever map and guide to the New England National Scenic Trail has just been published by the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. The three-map set and guide includes 20 suggested hikes and covers the 215-mile-long trail in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts . The trail, federally designated in 2009 and following portions of the historic Mattabesett, Metacomet and Monadnock Trail systems, is the most recent … 0

Walking ‘The Wastelands’: Theatrical group presenting Pipeline Processions performances in the area

Thursday, August 27, 2015

In addition to all of the written testimony — hundreds of filings and thousands of words — about the proposed natural gas pipeline that would pass through this region, there’s a deeper statement being made by a performance group, Children of the Wild, in its Pipeline Processions series. The presentations of music, theatrical … 0

Deerfield submits pipeline comments to FERC

Thursday, August 27, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield has officially made its submission to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s environmental impact statement scoping process. The 12-page document, approved by the Board of Selectmen during their meeting Wednesday night, details the town’s concerns about the ramifications the pipeline could have on the town’s economy, public safety, geology and natural resources, among other sectors. In public safety, the report said … 1

Pipeline opponents plan rally

Monday, July 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Stop the Pipeline Rally is being organized to precede Wednesday’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission public hearing at Greenfield Middle School. The 5:15 p.m. rally aims to bring together citizens who oppose the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project before the start of the 6:30 p.m. … 0

Mass. Department of Energy Resources argues in favor of Berkshire Gas pipeline contract at DPU hearing

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has argued before the state Department of Public Utilities that Berkshire Gas Co.’s 20-year contract to use gas from Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project should be approved. DOER argued that the company’s contract with TGP was consistent with … 1

Pipeline co. files report with FERC

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. submitted its long-awaited Draft Environmental Report for the Northeast Energy Direct project Friday to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, three business days before a public hearing scheduled for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Greenfield … 1

Rosenberg calls for FERC hearing delay

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst, who last used his influence as senate president to call for the state to include Greenfield in its public hearings on the Tennessee Gas Pipeline project, has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to … 2

Compressor compressed: Size halved for planned Northfield pipeline station

Monday, July 20, 2015

Told that Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. has halved the size of its planned Northfield compressor station from 80,000 horsepower to 41,000 horsepower, one resident quipped to Selectman Proujansky, “It looks like we won half the battle.” But that wisecrack aside, residents say they’re not impressed by last week’s … 0

Northfield ready for July 29 FERC scoping session on pipeline

Friday, July 17, 2015

NORTHFIELD — When town boards and departments met to revise comments to be submitted for the upcoming Federal Energy Regulatory Commission scoping session, attendees debated with the Selectboard about the specificity of the document. Selectboard member Jed Proujansky cleared it up in about 10 minutes at Thursday’s meeting. … 0

Local energy manager talks pipeline risks

Thursday, July 16, 2015

NORTHFIELD — About 100 people who attended Jim Cutler’s presentation on the potential environmental impacts of the proposed pipeline probably left with knots in their stomachs after seeing data citing the amount of annual emissions from a gas pipeline compressor station. Cutler, Ashfield’s town energy manager, described a … 1

Pipeline filing details include lower capacity

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The company proposing a natural gas pipeline that would pass through eight Franklin County towns on its way from Pennsylvania’s shale fields to Dracut, north of Lowell, announced that its formal federal application for the project in October will be for a 1.3 billion cubic-foot-per-day project, requiring a … 2

State board to hold pipeline hearing at GCC Aug. 5

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The public will have another opportunity to sound off about Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s the proposed Northeast Energy Direct project — this time before the state’s Energy Facilities Siting Board. The board, which is among state agencies participating in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s review of the proposed pipeline … 0

Northfield compressor station would be among largest in US

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

If approved as proposed, the 80,000-horsepower compressor station proposed to be built in Northfield would be among the largest compressor stations along natural-gas pipelines in the United States, according to a federal listing. In fact, the three 80,000-horsepower compressor stations are planned in Northfield and Windsor, as well … 0

Anti-pipeline groups seek ‘scoping’ process delay

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pipeline Awareness Network for the Northeast (PLAN) has joined two other coalitions in asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a delay in the “scoping” process for environmental review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Northeast Energy Direct project to allow time for review of project revisions. The company is … 0

Pipeline latest foe in Montague’s activist history

Thursday, July 9, 2015

MONTAGUE — Montague residents have a rich history of rising up against proposed industrial projects — specifically on the Montague Plains, a state wildlife management area that has repeatedly been targeted over the years by large corporations seeking to build a variety of operations. On Feb. 22, 1974 … 0