Gas Pipeline

Pipeline co. uses old maps

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The topographical maps included as part of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week are apparently more than 20 years old and exclude many homes, buildings and other infrastructure along and near the proposed 334-mile pipeline route, according to comments filed with FERC. The Sept. 15 pre-filing request with FERC included “supply path component” and “market path component” topographical maps showing the route of … 0

No response from pipeline co., Deerfield to take up issue Oct. 22

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DEERFIELD — Fifteen days have passed since Deerfield’s Board of Health submitted a series of questions to Kinder Morgan, but the pipeline company has continued to maintain its silence. By 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon — the deadline set for a response from Kinder Morgan — Deerfield had not received any form of response from the company. “The Board of Health has received no … 1

Has pipeline seismic testing already begun?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Efforts to site a natural gas pipeline across Massachusetts, including nine Franklin County towns, became official only last week, but some people who live along that route contend there may be seismic testing already beginning for the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project. While the pipeline company denies it has been doing any seismic testing in Franklin County, Montague resident … 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

Pipeline protest rally set for today

Thursday, May 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — A rally against the planned natural gas pipeline will go on this afternoon, organizers say, despite postponement of a regional informational meeting that was originally scheduled to follow. The 5 p.m. gathering on the Greenfield Town Common is being organized by a consortium of groups opposed … 0

Land trust warns pipeline co. against violating conservation restrictions

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Some of the survey methods that Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. wants to do along its 179-mile planned Northeast Corridor would violate conservation restriction covenants, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust has written to the company. In a letter calling on Tennessee Gas to “cease seeking permission from landowners to … 0

Open meeting complaint postpones COG’s pipeline meeting

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — A planned regional meeting with proponents of a natural gas pipeline has been postponed following the filing of an Open Meeting Law complaint. The meeting, which had been scheduled for Thursday evening at the John W. Olver Transit Center, was postponed after Northampton attorney Michael Pill, … 4

Pipeline co. offers details

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

WARWICK — Several situations could keep the proposed natural gas pipeline from cutting a swath through the town. Representatives from Kinder Morgan Co., the proponents of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, met with residents and officials Tuesday night to talk about their plans and field questions. The pipeline’s proposed … 2

Conway pipes up about gas pipeline

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

CONWAY — The town became the third community in Franklin County to ask its selectmen to oppose the proposed gas pipeline that would cut through town. At Monday’s annual town meeting, the majority of voters supported the resolution submitted by citizen petition. Kinder Morgan, the parent corporation of … 0

Pipeline spurs joint meeting

Sunday, May 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — The proposed Tennessee Gas pipeline will be the subject of what’s believed to be the first meeting of its kind of the Franklin Regional Planning Board and Franklin Regional Council of Governments Thursday. The 7 p.m. meeting, with a presentation by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Public … 0

Pipeline talk in Warwick Tuesday at 7

Sunday, May 11, 2014

WARWICK — Representatives of the company that wishes to build a natural gas pipeline through Franklin County should be in town Tuesday evening for a public forum. Selectboard Chairwoman Dawn Magi said Kinder Morgan representatives will be attending an informational meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Town Hall, … 0

Gas pipeline co. sends warnings to property owners

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Some property owners along Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s planned 179-mile pathway have received new requests for access to their property, this time mentioning that landowners who don’t consent to allowing the survey may be subject to a formal process through the state Department of Public Utilities. The letters, … 1