Gas Pipeline

Conway voters unanimously pass bylaw aimed at hindering pipeline

Monday, February 8, 2016

CONWAY — Residents made their voices heard on the Kinder Morgan pipeline by voting unanimously to adopt a town bylaw to regulate noise, earth removal, and other activities associated with large-scale construction projects. All 106 people in attendance at a special Town Meeting in the Conway Grammar School gymnasium on Monday voted in favor of the bylaw, which was amended … 0

Markey: Canadian natural gas export OK confirms plans for area pipeline

Monday, February 8, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s approval of U.S. natural gas export overseas from two proposed Canadian export terminals last week confirms Congressman Edward Markey’s “long-standing warnings that the ultimate goal of some natural gas pipeline proposals being made in New England is not to help our residents with expanded infrastructure but to use … 0

Gas pipeline opponents to walk, picket on Presidents Day

Sunday, February 7, 2016

GREENFIELD — Walkers who oppose the Kinder Morgan Northeast Energy Direct pipeline will walk on Presidents Day, Feb. 15, from Greenfield Community College to the First Congregational Church at 43 Silver St. between 10 a.m. and noon, according to Hattie Nestel of the No NED Pipeline Affinity Group, which will sponsor the walk. … 0

Pipeline co. files application with FERC

Friday, November 20, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. filed its application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a 420-mile Northeast Energy Direct project to pass through eight Franklin County towns as well as Plainfield in Hampshire County. The controversial project, described … 2

Conway Agricultural Commission opposes pipeline

Friday, November 20, 2015

CONWAY — Conway’s Agricultural Commission has submitted its concerns to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, which submitted a formal application to the agency Friday afternoon. The letter, signed by co-chairs Jason Silverman and Will Cote, laid out the commission’s concerns about … 0

Deerfield Academy opposes pipeline

Thursday, November 19, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield Academy has joined the growing opposition among the area’s prestigious private schools to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline. Spokesman David Thiel said the school’s trustees voted at a recent meeting to … 2

State AG: Better ways than pipeline; Healey-commissioned report sees no electric reliability issues for at least 15 years

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A new energy reliability report commissioned by the state Attorney General Maura Healey says New England is unlikely to face electric reliability issues in the next 15 years and that energy efficiency and “demand-response” mechanisms can better provide … 1

AG report draws reactions along pipeline issue lines

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A new study of the region’s energy demands and reliability through 2030, commissioned by the state Attorney General’s office, is being hailed by those who have questioned the need for the Northeast Energy Direct gas pipeline expected to … 2

New Salem joins anti-pipeline coalition

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NEW SALEM — The New Salem Selectboard voted unanimously to join the Municipal Coalition Against the Pipeline, a group dedicated to opposing and ultimately stopping Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct pipeline from being built. At its meeting last … 0

Plaintiffs respond to Feds on pipeline lawsuit

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The local people suing the federal government to halt the controversial Northeast Energy Direct gas pipeline have fired back at a motion to have their case thrown out. They’re arguing that each of the four reasons given by … 1

Group asks for pipeline intervenor deadline change; attorney general’s report also expected this week

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

On the eve of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s expected filing of formal application for its controversial Northeast Energy Direct project, a key opponent is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend to 45 days its deadline for … 0

Northfield Board of Health abolishes cease-and-desist order

Thursday, November 12, 2015

NORTHFIELD — As advised by the town’s attorney, the Board of Health has rescinded its cease-and-desist order prohibiting all activities related to the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. from continuing in town. The order was adopted in August following a similar action in Deerfield. The decision was made … 2

Local tribes create team to document ceremonial sites near pipeline path

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Four New England tribes have joined together to identify and document cultural sites near the route of the proposed 400-miles gas pipeline. Last month, representatives from the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, Mohegan Tribe, Narragansett Indian Tribe and … 0

Standing up for the land: Locals testify at hearing on allowing energy projects on protect land

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Opponents and even some proponents of natural gas pipeline projects testified for more than four hours Tuesday about whether to allow energy projects on state-protected land. Although the proposal before the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory … 2

Conway joins anti-pipeline coalition

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

CONWAY — Conway has become the latest Franklin County town to sign on with the Municipal Coalition Against the Pipeline. The Selectboard’s vote to join the group was unanimous Monday night. The new group seeks to organize towns … 0