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Gas Pipeline

Conway residents take aim at safety, contents of pipeline

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CONWAY — The safety of the community and questions about the contents of natural gas that will flow through a proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline dominated a special Selectboard meeting in Conway Thursday night. In a question-and-answer session that followed a brief presentation by parent company Kinder Morgan, about 75 local residents spent the better part of two hours quizzing representatives from the energy giant, at one point requesting that … 2

Northfield officials oppose gas pipeline

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The town has joined the growing list of communities that officially oppose the proposed natural gas pipeline through Franklin County. The Selectboard approved a resolution against the Tennessee Gas Pipeline expansion at its Tuesday meeting. The pipeline is proposed to cross nine Franklin County towns on its way from Pennsylvania to Dracut. The resolution states that the town opposes the project, … 0

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. rejects Ashfield ban

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ASHFIELD — The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. says the Selectboard has no legal authority to deny the company or its contractors permission to survey town-owned roads as part of the research for a natural gas pipeline proposed to run through western Massachusetts. The July 30 TGP letter came in response to the Selectboard’s July 14 letter, reporting that the town had voted to … 1

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

Deerfield says ‘no’ to gas pipeline

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield became the first Franklin County town to officially take a stand against the proposed Tennessee Gas pipeline that would cut through nine area towns, at Monday’s town meeting. By an overwhelming majority, the town voted to ask the Board of Selectmen to refuse the … 0

Area pipeline foes, federal energy policy makers clash

Friday, April 25, 2014

The message was clear from the U.S. energy secretary this week: New England faces serious “infrastructure constraints” in meeting the region’s energy needs, leading to energy prices that are “very volatile and much higher than other parts of the country.” But while Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s call for … 1

Andrews opposes pipeline project

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ORANGE — Rep. Denise Andrews, D-Orange, says she’s opposed to the gas pipeline that’s been planned to cross Franklin County and the North Quabbin region and would be willing to get arrested to stop it. Andrews, the first area legislator to publicly come out in opposition to the … 0

Proposed pipeline stirs memories of past battles

Monday, April 14, 2014

The echoes of proposed pipeline activity through Franklin County 37 years ago are almost haunting in similarity to today’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline discussions. The Tennessee Atlantic Pipeline Co. proposal for a 500-mile natural gas pipeline through more than … 0

Montague gas pipeline meeting draws crowd

Monday, April 7, 2014

MONTAGUE — Representatives of the company planning a natural gas pipeline through Franklin County and the town made a first appearance at a local public meeting to a mixed reception from a crowd of supportive union members, a … 2

Pipeline postpones public forum in Warwick

Monday, April 7, 2014

WARWICK — A public forum with representatives of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, scheduled for tonight, has been postponed. Town Coordinator David Young said he was told by the company that the representative was called away to attend a different meeting. Young said he will work with the Tennessee … 0

Pipeline activity heats up in region

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Things are heating up along the proposed gas pipeline route, with informational meetings planned and several towns circulating resolutions either opposing the Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s “Northeast Expansion” project or to assert state and local regulations in the federally driven process. Montague selectmen are scheduled to meet Monday at … 0

Warwick pulls support for pipeline

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WARWICK — The Tennessee Gas Pipeline may face extra obstacles in Warwick, after the Selectboard rescinded the permission given to the company to survey town-owned land. The board’s decision was unanimous, and met with approval by residents who came to share their concerns about the natural gas pipeline … 4

Warwick to discuss possible pipeline tonight

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WARWICK — Residents and officials will gather tonight to discuss the town’s position on a proposed natural gas pipeline and how to respond to proponents. The joint meeting of the Selectboard and Planning Board will be held at 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Its goal is to come … 0