Gas Pipeline
Cristobal Bonifaz of Conway answers questions from the audience at Deerfield's Board of Selectmen meeting Wednesday night. Recorder/Micky Bedell

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 the residents of Deerfield.” The decision came after more than two months of well-attended public hearings on the topic and was based … 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. 2 at the Orange Innovation Center, Dec. 3 at Greenfield Community College, and Dec. 10 … 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 legal battle ahead, a collection of “Not In Anyone’s Back Yard Sales” are planned this … 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

New revelations stir responses on pipeline

Friday, June 27, 2014

The revelation this week that New England state administrators met in closed-door sessions with energy business leaders to craft a plan for billions of dollars of natural gas pipeline development to be passed onto utility ratepayers is raising eyebrows — and further questions — among some area lawmakers. … 0

COG reschedules public meeting on pipeline

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Franklin Regional Planning Board have rescheduled to July 24 their first-ever joint meeting to review the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project proposed to cross nine county towns on its path to Dracut. The boards’ original May 15 meeting on what … 0

Watchdog: States too cozy with gas companies

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A regional environmental watchdog group has released a set of documents it says details a series of closed-door meetings and memos revealing close involvement by electric and gas utilities in developing a plan by the six New England governors to finance gas pipelines and electric transmission lines with … 1

Ashfield joins gas pipeline opposition

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ASHFIELD — This hilltown has officially joined the opposition to the proposed Kinder Morgan gas pipeline. About 200 voters at the special town meeting this week passed two resolutions intended to signal the community’s resolve to keep the pipeline out. “We’ve been working since March 11, our first … 1

Buckland voters back gas pipeline ban

Friday, June 20, 2014

BUCKLAND — With ample discussion but no debate, special town meeting voters have overwhelmingly approved a ban on “fracked gas” pipelines such as that proposed for Franklin County by Kinder Morgan and its subsidiary, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. The town’s Energy Committee supports the ban and organized the … 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