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Democratic Representative Stephen Kulik. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Local pols seek to intervene in pipeline deal

Friday, May 22, 2015

Several area state legislators are joining anti-pipeline groups seeking legal status to intervene in Berkshire Gas Co.’s request to become a customer of the planned Tennessee Gas Pipeline project. Rep. Stephen Kulik has joined with an affiliate of Massachusetts PipeLine Awareness Network in its formal filing for intervenor status in the state Department of Public Utilities’ proceeding on Berkshire Gas’s … 0

FRCOG to hold gas pipeline workshop Tuesday at GCC

Friday, May 22, 2015

To help towns around the region plan for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s formal federal review process, the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, in conjunction with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, will hold a workshop on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Greenfield Community College’s dining commons. The meeting, funded as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials … 0

Congressman, attorney write to FERC criticizing Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.

Friday, May 22, 2015

By RICHIE DAVIS Recorder Staff Two letters released by federal officials this week — including one by Congressman James McGovern — chide Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. for lack of transparency and misleading statements about its proposed Northeast Energy Direct Project. In letters to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, McGovern and attorneys for a … 0

The import of ‘export’

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Several groups opposing Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Northeast Energy Direct project have also filed to become intervenors fighting an export terminal for natural gas they say TGP would feed. Cummington-based Massachusetts Pipeline Action Network on Monday called on the U.S. Department of Energy to extend the comment deadline on … 0

Gas pipeline project: A list of key interested parties, organizations

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Among those for the pipeline: Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, LLC: The parent company of Tennessee Natural Gas Pipeline Co, based in Houston, Texas. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.: The company that plans to construct the 400-mile, 36-inch diameter pipeline. Laborer’s International-Union of North America Local 596: A Holyoke-based labor … 0

400 attend pipeline open house

Thursday, February 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — Per Brandin of Shelburne Falls has had a hard time getting the facts about the 400-mile-long natural gas pipeline that may end up passing through his town. Many of his friends have strong opinions both for … 0

Deerfield will file federal negligence claim against FERC

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

DEERFIELD — The town of Deerfield plans to file a negligence claim against the United States government today in its fight against the planned natural gas pipeline through Franklin County. The tort action claims that a 2005 change … 4

Tennessee Gas Co. to host open house

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — Have some questions for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. about its proposed Northeast Energy Direct project through Franklin County? The company will host an “open house” at Greenfield Community College Thursday night to try to answer some of them. The public meeting, which start at 6 p.m. … 0

Kulik: AG Healey should represent Mass. with FERC

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Of the more than 5,300 bills filed by last Friday’s legislative deadline was one by Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, that would extend authority to the attorney general for dealing with natural gas pipelines. With Attorney General Maura Healey … 1

ISO New England calls for increased gas capacity

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stopping short of endorsing Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project, the head of New England’s electricity grid operator said Wednesday that even though a relatively mild winter has driven down energy costs for the region, there is a long-term need for more capacity to feed a … 0

Kulik proceeds with pipeline royalty bill

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

DEERFIELD — Proposed legislation designed to ensure property owners whose land is taken by eminent domain during natural gas pipeline construction are properly compensated for any gas that travels the line and is sold overseas has been introduced in state House of Representatives. State Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, … 0

Shelburne replies to gas pipeline info request

Friday, January 16, 2015

SHELBURNE — After receiving a written request for environmental information from a consultant for the Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., the Planning Board voted this week to send a response saying that all the requested public data is available in the town offices or online. The letter came … 0

Documentary on pipeline compressor stations Jan. 22

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

ERVING — A Plainfield videographer’s documentary about compressor stations, like the one planned along Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed route in Northfield, will be screened as part of an informational meeting planned by North Quabbin Pipeline Action on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Erving Senior-Community Center on … 0

Anti-pipeline groups hit the Statehouse

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Among the tables set up in the Statehouse Wednesday for an environmental bill event for legislators was one focused on building opposition to the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline taking state-owned conservation land. Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust was among six groups at the three-hour-long event, designed to interest … 2

What’s in path of gas pipeline?

Monday, January 12, 2015

SHELBURNE — Selectmen are considering whether to create a “pipeline review committee,” that would examine any environmental issues for Shelburne land being considered as part of the Kinder-Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. pipeline running from Berkshire County through Dracut. Selectmen debated the idea of forming a pipeline review committee … 0