Gas Pipeline
A banner protesting the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline is attached to the garage of Holly Lovelace, whose property is near the site of a planned 80,000-horsepower compressor station.
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Northfield residents certain of danger with gas pipeline

Thursday, July 2, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Gulf Road resident Judy Wolter isn’t afraid to voice her opinion and can frequently be found holding hand-painted signs at the edge of Jere S. Nelson’s property line — where a proposed natural gas pipeline and compressor station might go. “No pipeline station or compressor on Gulf Road,” it reads. “I typically see 60 to 100 people pass … 0

FERC sets pipeline scoping meeting: Will take comment on potential enviromental effects July 29 at GMS

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Federal regulators have issued formal notice for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project, scheduling a July 29 public meeting in Greenfield. The notice starts the clock for the 60-day process to decide the scope of issues considered in a environmental impact statement on the project, which would cut across eight Franklin County towns and 38 miles in Massachusetts en route from … 0

Northfield compiles pipeline worries for FERC

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The Selectboard is asking residents to submit written comments and concerns regarding the proposed natural gas pipeline and compressor station for Northfield so they can be presented to the federal agency that will decide if or how the project is built. A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission meeting to gather information about the scope of issues its study should consider will be … 0

Kinder Morgan: Conn. economy would benefit from gas pipeline

Friday, May 1, 2015

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. — A Houston energy company executive told a Connecticut business group that a regional natural gas pipeline would keep businesses from moving to states where energy is cheaper. Allen Fore, vice president of public affairs at Kinder Morgan, pitched the idea Friday before nearly 250 business … 1

Opponents of pipeline decry their actions being called ‘eco-terrorism’

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Eco-terrorism? The term, used by Berkshire Gas Co. spokesman Christopher Farrell last week to describe Tennessee Gas Pipeline project opponents, has caused some confusion, hard feelings and, in some cases, amusement, among those who say they’ve never thought of themselves that way. Farrell, the company’s manager of communications … 4

Pipeline referendum, library trustees race on Northfield ballot

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Voters Tuesday will have a chance to get their stance on the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline on record. A ballot question will ask voters whether they’re for or against the project, which would include about eight miles of buried pipeline and an 80,000 horsepower compressor station. … 0

Group forms against pipeline

Monday, April 27, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Although Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed project would cut across 41/2 miles of Montague, and there have been plenty of “No Pipeline” signs throughout the town, Montague hasn’t had its own group working against the Northeast Energy Direct proposal — until now. A Montague Against … 1

Berkshire Gas rep. makes case for pipeline

Friday, April 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — Berkshire Gas Co. spokesman Christopher Farrell made a case with the region’s business leaders Friday for what he called a “critical need” for Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, saying it’s needed not only to grow the economy but to keep businesses from leaving. … 3

‘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