Gas Pipeline

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 the greater good” of the community. The board voted Monday night to send state Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, and state Sen. Stan … 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 public education about not just TGP’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, but also other energy … 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 pipeline crosses are properly compensated. At a meeting tonight, selectmen are expected to consider submitting … 0

Questions remain after COG pipeline meeting

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Planning Board, along with the nearly 300 people attending their meeting Thursday, got to pose a series of questions to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. spokesmen, yet questions remained about TGP’s proposed project. The two-hour long session, during which four representatives … 1

Reps. Mark, Kulik voice opposition to gas pipeline

Friday, July 25, 2014

Five more western Massachusetts legislators have come out publicly against the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project. Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, along with Reps. Paul Mark, D-Peru, Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, Gailanne Cariddi, D-North Adams, and William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, issued a joint written statement Friday declaring their opposition to … 0

Hundreds attend regional pipeline presentation

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Nearly 300 people attended a joint Franklin Regional Council of Governments — Franklin Regional Planning Board meeting Thursday to review Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed project, which is planned to cross nine towns across the region on its route from Pennsylvania to Dracut. The boards presented … 0

Gov. candidate Berwick comes out against pipeline

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Don Berwick has become the first candidate for that office to come out in opposition to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed project for Massachusetts. Berwick, a Newton pediatrician, announced in a written statement last week, … 0

Northfield, Paicos perturbed at pipeline proponents’ procrastination

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The town is losing its patience with the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. after numerous attempts to schedule a community forum with the company have gone unanswered. “I’ve made three calls to Kinder Morgan’s community outreach person, and not a single one has been returned,” said interim … 0

Montague selectmen agree to anti-pipeline resolution

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MONTAGUE — It didn’t take much discussion for the Montague Board of Selectmen to agree to sign an anti-pipeline resolution proffered by residents with essentially no conversation Monday night. Resident Roy Rosenblatt offered a summary of local objections to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed natural gas pipeline. “No … 0

Pipeline sparks growing opposition

Friday, July 11, 2014

DEERFIELD — Clarkdale Fruit Farm, usually associated with acres of apples, peaches, cherries growing at this time of year, became a focus Friday of growing opposition to the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline as dozens of anti-pipeline protesters gathered … 0

Erving pipeline hearing reveals surveying begun

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

ERVING — Both sides of the pipeline debate met in Erving on Tuesday, with the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. presenting a slide show, which was followed by an often rhetorical question-and-answer session. It also featured the revelation that survey work had already started. In response to questions from … 0

Area gas pipeline walk starts in Ashfield Thursday

Monday, July 7, 2014

What follows is a schedule of events planned by organizers of a relay walk across along the Massachusetts route of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s pipeline. The walk began Sunday in the Berkshire County town of Richmond. Thursday: Begin Ashfield segment at 9 a.m. on Plainfield border and ending … 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