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Kinder Morgan's Vice President of Public Affairs Allen Fore speaks to Northfield residents on Tuesday at the Pioneer Valley Regional School. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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 makeshift press conference in a classroom sealed off from the public. Fore, vice president of public affairs for TGP’s parent company Kinder Morgan, responded to criticism that was being leveled against the company in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission public hearing down the hall for a lack transparency, especially in its 79-volume resource report filed last Friday that left some key sections blank except for the label … 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 lawsuit, filed Tuesday, asks the federal government to halt all activity of any federal agency … 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 p.m. in the Greenfield Community College dining commons. The board is also seeking comments on … 0

Pipeline review process leaves room for public involvement

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fifth in a series (EDITOR’S NOTE: In coming weeks, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through Franklin County will proceed through a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process to choose which issues to include in an … 0

Crowd slams state at pipeline hearing

Thursday, June 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — Some of those who spoke at a three-hour state Department of Public Utilities hearing Thursday night sounded off about the DPU’s process almost as much as on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. … 3

‘I hope my town can help me.’ Northfield woman says compressor siting effectively condemns her home

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Like a new car driving off the sales lot, Holly Lovelace’s house value, she claims, has dropped due to Kinder Morgan’s interest in 200 acres for a natural gas pipeline compressor station one-third of a mile away from … 5

Environmental issues at forefront of concerns over pipeline

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Fourth in a series (EDITOR’S NOTE: In coming weeks, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through Franklin County will proceed through a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process to choose which issues to include in an … 0

AG asks DPU to hold up on Berkshire pipeline case

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

When the state Department of Public Utilities airs public comments Thursday on Berkshire Gas Co.’s agreement to buy natural gas from Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, it will be doing so over the objection of the state Attorney General’s Office. Thursday’s public hearing is … 2

Noisy neighbor? For many, compressor station becoming a hot-button issue

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Third in a series (EDITOR’S NOTE: In coming weeks, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through Franklin County will proceed through a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process to choose which issues to include in an … 0

Is a new pipeline really needed?

Monday, June 8, 2015

Second in a series (EDITOR’S NOTE: In coming weeks, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through Franklin County will proceed through a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process to choose which issues to include in an … 3

Gas pipeline would slide under the rivers and through the woods of Franklin County

Sunday, June 7, 2015

First in a series (EDITOR’S NOTE: In coming weeks, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through Franklin County will proceed through a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process to choose which issues to include in an … 4

COG collecting towns’ concerns with pipeline

Friday, June 5, 2015

What questions does the upcoming environmental impact review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s project through Franklin County need to answer? The Franklin Regional Council of Governments is making a list on behalf of the eight towns that the planned $5 billion project would pass through, so it’s ready … 0

Woolman Hill joins pipeline foes

Friday, June 5, 2015

DEERFIELD — The Woolman Hill Quaker Retreat Center has become the latest organization in Deerfield to publicize its opposition to the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project, which is expected to pass within less than a mile of … 1

Ashfield joins pipeline opposition group

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

ASHFIELD — The Selectboard said “yes” Monday to joining the PipeLine Awareness Network for the Northeast (PLAN-NE) — a coalition of groups opposed to Kinder Morgan’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Energy Direct Project. But the board decided not … 0

Awaited reveal: Gas co. unveils site for planned Northfield compressor station for gas pipeline

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Criticized by Congressman James McGovern and Northfield town officials for being slow to identify the site of its planned 80,000 horsepower compressor station, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. has now released details about the location of the … 1