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Warwick joins Municipal Coalition Against Pipeline

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WARWICK — Warwick is the most recent town to join the Municipal Coalition Against the Pipeline. The coalition consists of 10 towns including Wendell, New Salem and Orange, which aren’t included in the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed route to transport natural gas through western Massachusetts but feel it’s important to help neighboring towns in preserving the land and protecting the health of the residents. For the past year, many towns have considered ways to mitigate the effects of the pipeline but concluded a better use of time, energy and resources would be spent if multiple towns came together as one municipality and used a … 0

Actress Susan Sarandon supports work of local land conservation and energy organizations

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Earlier this week, activist and actress Susan Sarandon released a statement opposing the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project to transport gas through eight Franklin County towns on its way from Pennsylvania to Dracut, north of Lowell. Leigh Youngblood, executive director of Mount Grace Land Trust, said in … 0

Call for review: Coalitions want federal study of all pipeline proposals in region

Friday, November 20, 2015

Three municipal coalitions in Massachusetts and New Hampshire — that include nine Franklin County towns along Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct route — have called for a consolidated federal review of all pipeline proposals in the region. A letter Friday to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from the coalitions representing 38 … 0

Gill residents gather for info meeting on proposed natural gas pipeline

Friday, September 18, 2015

GILL — About 30 people gathered in Town Hall Thursday night for an informational meeting about Kinder Morgan’s proposed gas pipeline, including how the compressor station slated for Northfield could affect residents and what citizens can do to fight the project. The meeting was sponsored by the Gill … 2

Challenges mounting over DPU’s gas company-pipeline decision

Thursday, September 17, 2015

BOSTON — The Conservation Law Foundation has sued the state Department of Public Utilities to reverse its decision approving long-term contracts between Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. and three gas companies. The three appeals, filed with the DPU and the state Supreme Judicial Court Wednesday, ask the court to … 1

Conway Pipeline Task Force releases report to FERC

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

CONWAY — Conway’s Pipeline Task Force is worried about the impact a gas pipeline might have on the quality and flow of well water, streams and aquifers. Those and other concerns are part of the task force report to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which regulates interstate pipelines … 0

Towns team up to fight gas pipeline

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Montague may join a number of towns participating in a regional scope of services regarding Kinder Morgan’s proposed gas pipeline, including legal representation and technical assistance in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permitting process. Town Planner Walter Ramsey said he’s been attending Franklin County Regional … 0

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. asserts right to survey public land

Sunday, September 13, 2015

NORTHFIELD — James Messenger, a Boston attorney representing the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., has sent a letter to Northfield’s Selectboard and town lawyer contesting the town’s ban against the company surveying public land. On March 9, in a letter addressed to the TGP, the Selectboard banned surveying activities … 1

Rosenberg bringing ‘specific requests’ related to the proposed pipeline with him to Washington

Friday, September 11, 2015

When state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg carries local comment on the proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline to Washington, D.C., he intends also to bring “some specific requests” to the federal pipeline regulators. Thursday night’s public hearing … 0

Rosenberg hears gas pipeline concerns

Thursday, September 10, 2015

GREENFIELD — Local seventh-grader Rowan McKeon’s mother always told him that it’s not right to make a mess and expect others to clean up after him. Lately, he’s found himself concerned that that’s exactly the situation he and … 1

Pipeline co. rejects Erving Health Board

Thursday, September 10, 2015

ERVING — Kinder Morgan’s rejection of a request by the town to discuss the public health impacts of the controversial pipeline project at a public hearing later this month has left the Board of Health chairman reaching for answers. In July, the Board of Health sent a letter … 1

Pipeline co. touts study on electric rate savings

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A new study done for Kinder Morgan has concluded that the construction of the proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline could save electric customers in New England between $2 billion and $3 billion annually. The study by ICF International, a Fairfax, Va.-based consulting firm was paid for … 1

Kulik seeks to reform intervenor process at state DPU

Friday, September 4, 2015

Rep. Stephen Kulik was among those denied full intervenor status during the state Department of Public Utilities proceedings that allowed Berkshire Gas Co. to become a customer of the controversial Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline proposal, and … 2

FERC extends pipeline comment period

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has extended the public comment period of its scoping process for Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline until Oct. 16. The decision comes amid criticism that Kinder Morgan’s release of nearly 6,500 pages of information related to the project in late July … 0

Telemarketing the pipeline: Kinder Morgan cold calls seek support for gas project

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The proposed developer of a nearly 420-mile natural gas pipeline through eight Franklin County towns has been conducting telephone sampling about its Northeast Energy Direct project, for which it plans to submit a formal application next month with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “In our ongoing effort to … 0