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Forester concerned about pipeline route

Monday, November 17, 2014

As Massachusetts environmental officials negotiate with Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. about alternatives to its main proposed route across Massachusetts, one private forest owner has raised concerns that a new alignment to avoid state-owned conservation land could jeopardize his own protected timber land. The recently announced “Article 97 Avoidance Route” and “Article 97 co-location Route Alternative” describe conservation lands protected under the Massachusetts Constitution, for which a two-thirds legislative vote would … 0

Gas co.: Current customers covered

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — While Berkshire Gas Co. claims that its natural gas supply line is nearly maxed out, forcing a moratorium on new customers, that should have no impact on its 5,700 customers in Franklin County and 3,400 in Hampshire County, according to a company spokesman. Chris Farrell said the company’s natural gas delivery system is designed to meet the demand of is current … 1

UMass preparing reports on pipeline effects

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The University of Massachusetts is reviewing the state’s environmental resources that could be affected by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed 128-mile route across the state. The university’s Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment plans to issue a series of reports beginning early this month that will put the environmental effects of the company’s proposal in context, according to Scott Jackson, associate professor … 0

Reps. Mark, Kulik voice opposition to gas pipeline

Friday, July 25, 2014

Five more western Massachusetts legislators have come out publicly against the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project. Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, along with Reps. Paul Mark, D-Peru, Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, Gailanne Cariddi, D-North Adams, and William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, issued a joint written statement Friday declaring their opposition to … 0

Hundreds attend regional pipeline presentation

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Nearly 300 people attended a joint Franklin Regional Council of Governments — Franklin Regional Planning Board meeting Thursday to review Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed project, which is planned to cross nine towns across the region on its route from Pennsylvania to Dracut. The boards presented … 0

Gov. candidate Berwick comes out against pipeline

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Don Berwick has become the first candidate for that office to come out in opposition to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed project for Massachusetts. Berwick, a Newton pediatrician, announced in a written statement last week, … 0

Northfield, Paicos perturbed at pipeline proponents’ procrastination

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The town is losing its patience with the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. after numerous attempts to schedule a community forum with the company have gone unanswered. “I’ve made three calls to Kinder Morgan’s community outreach person, and not a single one has been returned,” said interim … 0

Montague selectmen agree to anti-pipeline resolution

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MONTAGUE — It didn’t take much discussion for the Montague Board of Selectmen to agree to sign an anti-pipeline resolution proffered by residents with essentially no conversation Monday night. Resident Roy Rosenblatt offered a summary of local objections to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed natural gas pipeline. “No … 0

Pipeline sparks growing opposition

Friday, July 11, 2014

DEERFIELD — Clarkdale Fruit Farm, usually associated with acres of apples, peaches, cherries growing at this time of year, became a focus Friday of growing opposition to the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline as dozens of anti-pipeline protesters gathered … 0

Erving pipeline hearing reveals surveying begun

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

ERVING — Both sides of the pipeline debate met in Erving on Tuesday, with the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. presenting a slide show, which was followed by an often rhetorical question-and-answer session. It also featured the revelation that survey work had already started. In response to questions from … 0

Area gas pipeline walk starts in Ashfield Thursday

Monday, July 7, 2014

What follows is a schedule of events planned by organizers of a relay walk across along the Massachusetts route of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s pipeline. The walk began Sunday in the Berkshire County town of Richmond. Thursday: Begin Ashfield segment at 9 a.m. on Plainfield border and ending … 0

Erving pipeline talk set for Tuesday night

Monday, July 7, 2014

ERVING — Representatives of the company proposing to build a natural gas pipeline through the county and town are scheduled to attend a public hearing Tuesday evening. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. representatives will meet with the Board of Selectmen in the gym of the Erving Elementary School, 28 … 0

Pipeline protest walk begins Monday

Friday, July 4, 2014

To halt the flow of natural gas through a proposed pipeline from Pennsylvania fracking fields through Berkshire County and Franklin County to Dracut, north of Lowell, opponents of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project plan a “relay resistance walk” along the Massachusetts route, beginning Monday in Richmond, on … 1

Pipeline compressor station raises questions

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The natural gas pipeline project that’s planned to pass through nine Franklin County towns includes an element that few may be aware of: a barn-sized compressor station to maintain pressure on the line. The pumping station, which a Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. map of its proposed Northeast Energy … 0

Conway to form task force to evaluate proposed gas pipeline

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

CONWAY — The Conway Board of Health has issued letters to other boards and committees in town requesting the formation of a task force to evaluate the impact of a proposed natural gas pipeline that is proposed to pass through Conway and eight other Franklin County towns on … 0