Gas Pipeline

Deerfield amends tort action on pipeline

Thursday, February 26, 2015

DEERFIELD — A federal tort action filed by the town against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission earlier this month has been amended to add the U.S. Department of Energy to the complaint as a defendant. Under the Federal Tort Claims Act private parties have the right to sue the federal government for damages if they are injured due to the negligence of one of its employees. The town’s claim is … 0

National Grid signs on to Spectra gas pipeline expansion

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

National Grid is joining the former Northeast Utilities in a $3 billion project to bring an additional 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day to the region for electricity generation. Eversource Energy — formerly Northeast Utilities — and Houston-based Spectra Energy on Wednesday helped announce that National Grid was joining as … 0

Celebrating Washington, opposing pipeline

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — George Washington may be best recalled, as far as legends are concerned, with his chopping of a cherry tree. But his Feb. 22 birthday, at least among those who recall the heyday of the anti-nuclear movement in Franklin County, is remembered for Sam Lovejoy’s 1974 toppling of the Montague Plains meteorological tower to battle the twin nuclear reactors that had been … 0

Pipeline co. files draft environmental report

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. filed sections of its draft environmental report Wednesday for its Northeast Energy Direct project, recommending against alternatives that would send the pipeline along Route 2, the Massachusetts Turnpike or southern New Hampshire instead of its preferred path through nine Franklin County towns. The second … 1

Berkshire Gas set to turn away new customers

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A natural gas pipeline that feeds much of the Pioneer Valley is nearly at capacity, according to Berkshire Gas, a development that will force the company to turn away new customers in Franklin County by the end of this year and extend the moratorium to areas of Hampshire … 1

Warwick to brainstorm on pipeline

Monday, November 3, 2014

WARWICK — The town is invited to help draft a letter to the federal agency that governs the proposed natural gas pipeline. Residents and several town boards will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Town Hall to put their opposition to the pipeline in writing, to be sent … 0

New lobbying group to run ads for gas pipeline

Monday, October 27, 2014

With higher electricity costs scheduled to kick in next week for National Grid customers, a recently created “Coalition to Lower Energy Costs” is planning a media campaign, backed by large industrial electricity users — and organized by lobbyists connected to pipeline proponent Kinder Morgan — pushing for support … 2

Deerfield Health Board votes to ban proposed pipeline

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s Board of Health voted Wednesday night to ban construction of a proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. natural gas pipeline within the town’s borders, calling the project an “unreasonable risk to the health and lives of … 0

Gas pipeline company schedules Franklin County meetings

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline has scheduled three “open house” meetings in Franklin County to discuss its proposed Northeast Direct Natural Gas Pipeline project for Dec. 2, 3 and 10. The company on Tuesday submitted its schedule of a dozen meeting dates with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, including Dec. … 0

Weekend tag sales support anti-gas pipeline efforts

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Anyone thinking that opposition to the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline is simply a case of “not in my backyard” might stop and think that the path from Wright, N.Y., to Dracut through nine Franklin County towns is a long backyard. To fund what’s expected to be a lengthy … 0

Dueling gas pipelines?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline or Brand X? Proponents of a pipeline that would pass through nine Franklin County towns have responded to a competing proposal that would instead bring natural gas to the region along the coast, telling its potential wholesale natural-gas customers the choice “should be clear” between … 4

FERC OKs fast-track pre-filing for pipeline

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s request to use an expedited “pre-filing” process for its proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, prompting an immediate letter from Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., expressing his “extreme disappointment” in the decision and the pace of the proposed proceedings, … 1

Pipeline co. uses old maps

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The topographical maps included as part of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week are apparently more than 20 years old and exclude many homes, buildings and other infrastructure along and near the proposed 334-mile pipeline route, according to comments filed with … 0

No response from pipeline co., Deerfield to take up issue Oct. 22

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DEERFIELD — Fifteen days have passed since Deerfield’s Board of Health submitted a series of questions to Kinder Morgan, but the pipeline company has continued to maintain its silence. By 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon — the deadline set for a response from Kinder Morgan — Deerfield had not … 1

Has pipeline seismic testing already begun?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Efforts to site a natural gas pipeline across Massachusetts, including nine Franklin County towns, became official only last week, but some people who live along that route contend there may be seismic testing already beginning for the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project. While the … 0