Gas Pipeline

Talk on health effects of natural gas compressor stations Oct. 25

Monday, October 12, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Northfield Pipeline Awareness will present a talk on the health effects of gas pipeline compressor stations on Oct. 25 with Dr. Curtis Nordgaard. The event will take place at the Northfield Trinitarian Congregational Church at 147 Main Street at 3 p.m. Dr. Curtis Nordgaard is a resident pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center. He has an interest in environmental health, and in particular, climate change … 0

Northfield protesters add second weekly pipeline vigil

Sunday, October 11, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Everybody knows in 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue. When the European explorer discovered the New World, he found that indigenous people had already claimed some of the land as their home. His poor treatment lead to the deaths of many natives as he stole their land and resources. To … 1

FERC seeks missing gas pipeline details

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Federal regulators have sent the proponents of a roughly 420-mile natural gas pipeline planned to cross Franklin County a 32-page list of issues they want to see addressed in the report filed with the formal application for the project later this month. The comments on draft resource reports for Tennessee Gas Co.’s proposed … 1

Study says a new pipeline is not necessary, lays out alternatives

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Proponents of the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline have pointed to a lack of space on the system of pipelines feeding New England as one of the root causes of spiking electricity rates in the winter and say the project is the only way to address it, … 2

Former DPU chair says pipeline not needed

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Even as the state Department of Public Utilities considers long-term agreements for three gas distribution companies to tie into Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, the DPU’s former chairwoman has written a Boston Globe commentary saying the nearly $5 billion pipeline planned through Franklin County … 0

Shelburne seeks teeth in pipeline permitting

Thursday, August 20, 2015

SHELBURNE — With the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline to require horizontal drilling beneath the Deerfield River, the town Conservation Commission has asked the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission to give the local board legal standing to review any aspect of the construction that will affect the town’s wetlands … 0

No tax refund for home on pipeline path

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

DEERFIELD — Citing the effects the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline may have on the value of her Lower Road home, Heather Reloj of Deerfield has requested that the taxes she paid on it last year be returned to … 0

Warwick asks state to pass pipeline concerns along to FERC by deadline

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WARWICK — Warwick’s Conservation Commission is requesting that the state’s Energy Facilities Siting Board relay the town’s concerns to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission about the proposed natural gas pipeline before the Aug. 31 deadline to submit comments on the environmental impacts. On Aug. 12, Warwick’s Conservation Commission … 0

“This home will be worthless to me” Deerfield residents requests taxes back due to pipeline proximity

Friday, August 14, 2015

DEERFIELD — In May 2014, Heather Reloj of Deerfield and her family moved into a white Victorian-style home on Lower Road in Deerfield. It was her dream home; one she’d spent two years searching for from California. She … 0

Rosenberg to lead pipeline hearing Sept. 10

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Senate President Stan Rosenberg, who arranged for the state Department of Public Utilities to conduct a Greenfield public hearing in June on the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project and then asked federal officials to delay a July hearing in town, has arranged instead for a Sept. 10 hearing … 0

Shelburne voices gas pipeline concerns

Thursday, August 13, 2015

SHELBURNE — Between 35 to 40 residents came out Thursday night to hear the list of concerns the town’s Pipeline Advisory Committee hopes the Board of Selectmen will submit to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding a mile-long stretch of the proposed Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline that is … 0

Northfield health board issues cease and desist order for pipeline activities

Thursday, August 13, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The Board of Health passed a motion to adopt a cease-and-desist order, similar to Deerfield’s action, prohibiting all activities related to the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. from continuing in town. Board member Tom Walker abstained from voting, while Dan Gray and Flora Sadri voted in … 0

Montague concerned about pipeline impact

Thursday, August 13, 2015

MONTAGUE — The Board of Selectmen sent letters to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Energy Facilities Siting Board this week outlining the town’s concerns about the potential impacts of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, which would pass through 4.7 miles of town. In … 0

Rosenberg calls for lifting Berkshire Gas moratorium

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg called on Berkshire Gas Co. Wednesday to immediately lift its moratorium on new and expanded service in Franklin, Hampshire and Berkshire counties and look at alternatives for meeting the region’s need for additional demand. In a letter to Karen Zink, Berkshire Gas president and … 0

Deerfield residents lay out pipeline concerns

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield residents got another chance to publicly voice their concerns about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct gas pipeline project Wednesday night. The safety of town’s drinking water, the proximity of the pipeline to homes, a quarry, an active railyard and power lines topped the list. The … 0