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Gas Pipeline

Conway voters unanimously pass bylaw aimed at hindering pipeline

Monday, February 8, 2016

CONWAY — Residents made their voices heard on the Kinder Morgan pipeline by voting unanimously to adopt a town bylaw to regulate noise, earth removal, and other activities associated with large-scale construction projects. All 106 people in attendance at a special Town Meeting in the Conway Grammar School gymnasium on Monday voted in favor of the bylaw, which was amended … 0

Markey: Canadian natural gas export OK confirms plans for area pipeline

Monday, February 8, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s approval of U.S. natural gas export overseas from two proposed Canadian export terminals last week confirms Congressman Edward Markey’s “long-standing warnings that the ultimate goal of some natural gas pipeline proposals being made in New England is not to help our residents with expanded infrastructure but to use … 2

Gas pipeline opponents to walk, picket on Presidents Day

Sunday, February 7, 2016

GREENFIELD — Walkers who oppose the Kinder Morgan Northeast Energy Direct pipeline will walk on Presidents Day, Feb. 15, from Greenfield Community College to the First Congregational Church at 43 Silver St. between 10 a.m. and noon, according to Hattie Nestel of the No NED Pipeline Affinity Group, which will sponsor the walk. … 0

Pipeline opponents hold 5-mile silent solidarity march

Sunday, December 13, 2015

CUMMINGTON — Members of the West Cummington Church and several supporters held a 5-mile walk from Cummington to Plainfield on Sunday, to protest Kinder Morgan’s plans to build a 412-mile interstate natural gas pipeline know as the Northeast Energy Direct Project. “While the pipeline has political, financial and … 0

Kinder Morgan: Pipeline not dead

Friday, December 11, 2015

Despite a decision to cut dividends by 75 percent amid a major drop in stock prices this week, pipeline builder Kinder Morgan has signaled that it doesn’t plan on pulling out of or scaling back on any of … 2

FERC wants pipeline questions answered

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Federal regulators have given Kinder Morgan 20 days to answer the comments and questions raised by area planners, opposition groups and environmental organizations at public hearings about the energy giant’s controversial $5.2 billion pipeline proposed to pass through … 2

FERC offically accepts pipeline application

Monday, December 7, 2015

Federal regulators formally accepted Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s application Monday to build a $5.2 billion Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through eight Franklin County towns, beginning its review of the roughly 420-mile proposal, including 188 miles between Wright, N.Y., … 0

Horizontal drilling would cross aquifer that supplies Turners water district

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., bombarded with criticism this fall for not including details about its plans for horizontal drilling beneath the Connecticut and Deerfield rivers as part of the Northeast Energy Direct project, has followed through in some … 0

Planning commissions: Pipeline application incomplete

Thursday, December 3, 2015

An unprecedented letter from all of the regional planning commissions along the proposed Northeast Energy Direct gas pipeline route has challenged whether the federal government should accept the project application, arguing it is incomplete. The Federal Energy Regulatory … 0

Deerfield won’t seek intervenor status

Thursday, December 3, 2015

DEERFIELD — The town will not file for intervenor status in the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project, after the Selectboard decided to follow the advice of lawyer Cristobal Bonifaz — the town’s volunteer attorney on … 0

Northfield hopes for pipeline intervenor status

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will allow municipalities and individuals to apply for intervenor status regarding the controversial gas pipeline project expected to transport 1.2 billion cubic feet of gas through eight Franklin County towns. Town … 0

Gas pipeline blasting could disturb waste dumps, say conservation groups

Sunday, November 29, 2015

ERVING — Local conservation groups worry construction of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline could compromise two waste dumps on the banks of the Millers River, polluting the Connecticut River tributary. The Erving Conservation Commission and the Millers River Watershed Council say blasting to … 0

Warwick joins Municipal Coalition Against Pipeline

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WARWICK — Warwick is the most recent town to join the Municipal Coalition Against the Pipeline. The coalition consists of 10 towns including Wendell, New Salem and Orange, which aren’t included in the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed … 0

Actress Susan Sarandon supports work of local land conservation and energy organizations

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Earlier this week, activist and actress Susan Sarandon released a statement opposing the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project to transport gas through eight Franklin County towns on its way from Pennsylvania to … 0

Call for review: Coalitions want federal study of all pipeline proposals in region

Friday, November 20, 2015

Three municipal coalitions in Massachusetts and New Hampshire — that include nine Franklin County towns along Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct route — have called for a consolidated federal review of all pipeline proposals in … 0