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Gas Pipeline

Competing pipeline plan would use existing routes

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

There’s another pipeline project being proposed through New England, but this one would travel along existing pipeline routes. Northeast Utilities and Spectra Energy Corp. have announced plans to expand natural gas access to New England and to end bottlenecks that have driven up prices when demand spikes in the winter. The companies said Tuesday they expect the $3 billion project expanding an existing Northeast network of coastal pipelines to begin … 0

Kinder Morgan begins FERC filing process

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. made its proposed Northeast Energy Direct Project official Monday, with a “pre-filing” to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The 36-inch diameter pipeline, which would include 167 miles in Pennsylvania and New York and another 177 miles between Wright, N.Y., and Dracut, north of Lowell, would cross nine Franklin County towns — Ashfield, Conway, Shelburne, Deerfield, Montague, Erving, Northfield, Warwick … 0

Can a Board of Health stop the pipeline?

Friday, September 12, 2014

DEERFIELD — Could Deerfield’s Board of Health have the power to prevent Kinder Morgan’s controversial Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline from passing through town? Cristobal Bonifaz, a lawyer from Conway, thinks so, and the Deerfield health board seems ready to follow his lead down that path. But the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which has principal approval power over interstate pipelines, seems to disagree. At … 0

Clarkdale: Pipeline would cut through 100-year-old orchard

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

DEERFIELD — A proposed Tennessee Gas pipeline could cut through the peach and apple orchards that have been growing fruit in the Deerfield River Valley for a 100 years, according to owners of Clarkdale Fruit Farm. Surveyors with … 0

Pipeline put on your property may be mortgage violation

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It may or may not be an unlikely scenario, but allowing a gas pipeline to be sited on your property could put you at risk of technically violating your mortgage agreement, say local experts who are investigating the legal ramifications of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline proposal for its … 0

Buckland special meeting to weigh pipeline ban, bills

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

BUCKLAND — Re-voting the town’s assessment for the Mohawk Trail Regional School District, paying bills and voting on a townwide ban on “fracked gas” pipelines are on Thursday’s special town meeting warrant. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall upstairs meeting room. While selectmen have … 0

Lawmakers pledge to fight gas pipeline

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

GREENFIELD — Just about the only thing missing from a Tuesday night panel on the proposed natural gas pipeline was the project’s proponents. The Kinder Morgan Co., which proposed the Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s northeast expansion, declined the invitation … 2

Ashfield ‘abuzz’ over pipeline, helicopters

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

ASHFIELD — The Selectboard’s meeting room in Town Hall Monday night was crowded, hot and stuffy, so townspeople opened two doors for a little cross-ventilation — but not for long. Within minutes the hall reverberated with the loud buzz of a helicopter that seemed to return over and … 2

Pipeline ban back on Buckland special town meeting agenda

Monday, June 2, 2014

BUCKLAND — After a petition drive to ban natural gas pipelines through town missed a deadline for getting 100 voters’ signatures, the Board of Selectmen agreed to take the article to the voters on the town’s June 19 special town meeting. Last Tuesday, members of the Energy Committee … 0

Pipeline forum at GCC tonight

Monday, June 2, 2014

A community forum organized by those with questions and concerns about Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Northeast Expansion Project through Massachusetts is tonight. The forum will take place in the Greenfield Community College Dining Commons from 6 to 8 p.m. The program’s first hour will be devoted to the proposal … 0

Pipeline forum set for Tuesday

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A community forum organized by those with questions and concerns about Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Northeast Expansion Project through Massachusetts is being planned for Tuesday. The forum will take place in the Greenfield Community College Dining Commons from 6 to 8 p.m. The program’s first hour will be devoted … 0

Buckland petitioners heat up over pipeline

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

BUCKLAND — A proposed natural gas pipeline may not be running through Buckland, but opposition to the idea is. Last week, three members of the town’s Energy Committee started a petition drive to get 100 voters’ signatures, so that a resolution to ban “fracked gas” pipelines could be … 0

Deerfield residents to petition for vote on pipeline

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A group of residents are preparing to collect the required 200 signatures to ask the selectmen to call a special town meeting for townspeople to officially vote on a resolution opposing the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline. Though townspeople supported a motion by hand vote … 0

Pipeline would mean jobs

Friday, May 16, 2014

When Kinder Morgan representatives came to present their plans last month for their proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Expansion through Montague, Warwick and seven other Franklin County towns, a few voices were heard in the crowded town hall … 1

Pipeline protesters steamed

Thursday, May 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — “Keep your fracking gas out of Mass.” The slogans on protesters’ signs summed up their feelings toward the proposed 179-mile Tennessee Gas Pipeline expansion, which would cut a swath across nine Franklin County towns on its … 0