Gas Pipeline

Berkshire Gas rep. makes case for pipeline

Friday, April 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — Berkshire Gas Co. spokesman Christopher Farrell made a case with the region’s business leaders Friday for what he called a “critical need” for Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, saying it’s needed not only to grow the economy but to keep businesses from leaving. Having TGP as Berkshire Gas’ only supplier, with all service to Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties flowing through a 6-inch spur line … 3

‘No smoking gun’: Pipeline environmental impact report cite positives, negatives of route

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A new, detailed report on the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline route through western Massachusetts points to its impact on protected open space dedicated to agriculture and conservation, and especially on Franklin County’s primary habitat for rare species habitat, wetlands wildlife habitat and communities of biodiversity. If there’s anything lacking in the new “natural resources assessment” prepared by the University of Massachusetts Center for … 2

Northfield town departments weigh in on gas pipeline

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The gas pipeline and compressor station proposed for the town has raised a slew of concerns among town department heads. Several departments and committees have compiled their concerns, and the town will submit them to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which will decide whether to allow the interstate natural gas pipeline proposed by Kinder Morgan. In Northfield, the project would include … 0

What’s in path of gas pipeline?

Monday, January 12, 2015

SHELBURNE — Selectmen are considering whether to create a “pipeline review committee,” that would examine any environmental issues for Shelburne land being considered as part of the Kinder-Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. pipeline running from Berkshire County through Dracut. Selectmen debated the idea of forming a pipeline review committee … 0

Conway lawyer: Gas pipeline’s final destination could support Deerfield ban

Monday, January 12, 2015

DEERFIELD — If a portion of the natural gas that would flow into New England along Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed pipeline is for export, a lawyer representing Deerfield’s Board of Health believes that could support the town’s ban on pipeline construction within its borders. Many of the … 0

Warwick cites wetlands in opposing gas pipeline project

Sunday, January 11, 2015

WARWICK — The “off the map” wetlands, streams and potential endangered species habitats have been added to the Conservation Commission’s list of reasons Warwick is no place for a pipeline. The Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s latest proposed route would cut through the east side of town on its way … 0

Pipeline ‘open house’ meeting Feb. 5

Friday, January 9, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. has rescheduled a series of “open house” public meetings on its Northeast Energy Direct project, with one of the sessions planned for Feb. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Greenfield Community College dining commons. The meetings will include no formal presentation about … 0

Report outlines Tennessee Gas safety problems

Monday, January 5, 2015

A recently published report by a Seattle-based research organization points to a litany of spills, explosions, and other mishaps by Kinder Morgan, the parent of the company proposing a natural gas pipeline that would pass through Franklin County on its route from Pennsylvania to Dracut. The 15-page report, … 0

Pipeline study loved, hated

Monday, December 22, 2014

Even before its release, a state-commissioned study on the need for additional gas pipeline capacity is being hailed by pipeline proponents and attacked by groups opposing Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The “low-demand analysis” by Synapse Energy Economics was commissioned by the outgoing administration … 3

Deerfield wants pipeline ‘royalty’ legislation

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Board of Selectmen wants legislation requiring the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. or any other pipeline company to pay “royalties” on exported natural gas to landowners whose property has been taken by eminent domain for the pipeline — on grounds that such land-takings are allowed “for … 1

New coalition forms to fight pipeline

Monday, December 15, 2014

Franklin Land Trust and seven other environmental organizations around the region have formed a coalition to fight the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline, hiring a Boston regulatory attorney who specializes in energy issues. The new group, calling itself Northeast Energy Solutions, was created to analyze, advocate and work on … 2

Deerfield may seek pipeline royalties

Sunday, December 14, 2014

DEERFIELD — With many local residents, businesses and activist groups raising concerns about whether the natural gas that would travel along Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed pipeline would be destined for domestic consumption or export, Deerfield’s Board of Selectmen may attempt to ensure that people whose property the … 0

‘March of Words’ pits pens against pipeline

Friday, December 12, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Pipeline protesters are getting together in libraries, churches and people’s homes in Northfield and beyond for a month-long letter writing campaign. “The Rolling March of Words” is a series of letter-writing events, aimed at telling Massachusetts’ legislators that residents are opposed to Kinder Morgan Co.’s Tennessee … 0

Pipeline co. favors route through NH

Friday, December 5, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. is shifting its preferred pipeline route through Franklin County into southern New Hampshire as part of a move to avoid restricted state-owned land and to increase the proportion that runs along power line rights … 0

What does pipeline mean for farmers?

Thursday, December 4, 2014

AMHERST — Farmers who sign agreements with Tennessee Gas Pipeline granting easements for the company’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project will be “made whole,” according to the company, but they should also understand all the ramifications of those contracts, they were cautioned, at an annual meeting Thursday of … 3