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Gas Pipeline

Gas pipeline ‘need’ based on winter peak demand

Friday, June 26, 2015

The “need” for a proposed $5 billion natural gas pipeline scrutinized this week by state officials — and in the months ahead by federal authorities — is for a winter peak of just 30 to 40 days a year, argue a variety of critics of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s 430-mile Northeast Energy Direct project. And those environmental groups, industry analysts, governmental … 1

Institute that made report detailing pipeline job creation has ties to Koch brothers

Friday, June 26, 2015

A new report funded by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. says construction of its Northeast Energy Direct pipeline would create 1,713 jobs in the state, and that the impact could be over 12,000 jobs by 2020. But the report, by Suffolk University’s Beacon Hill Institute, with ties to the conservative billionaire Koch brothers, is being called into question by environmental groups. If the pipeline … 0

Northfield seeks health board help on pipeline

Thursday, June 25, 2015

NORTHFIELD — At Thursday’s Board of Health meeting, 10 citizens, along with three board members, discussed various options, such as legal representation, that can be taken in order to prevent construction on the proposed natural gas pipeline and compressor station in Northfield. The meeting began with Gulf Road resident Holly Lovelace reading a letter directed to the Board of Health. “I understand the … 0

COG plans to intervene on pipeline

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Franklin Regional Council of Governments is looking into providing legal and technical assistance to help towns deal with the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The COG’s Regional Pipeline Advisory Committee, which has been coordinating its efforts with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and other … 0

Northfield wary of “windfall” pitched by pipeline company

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Town officials have warned residents not to be lured by pipeline proponents’ promises of easy money. The Kinder Morgan Co. told the town it could receive millions in annual tax revenue if its planned pipeline and 80,000-horsepower compressor station are built in town. “Kinder Morgan has … 0

Conway lawyer to AG: Investigate electric cost hike

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CONWAY — When it was announced last fall that the price of electricity was expected to spike this winter and that Berkshire Gas would impose a moratorium on new customers due to a regional shortage of natural gas, … 2

Gas pipeline foes parse draft impact report

Friday, March 20, 2015

While Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s draft environmental impact report for its Northeast Energy Direct project is being reviewed by area groups and communities along the 430-mile-long path, groups have been responding to the proposal in general — especially environmental organizations battling the proposed roughly $5 billion project. Northeast Energy … 1

Deerfield vows legal action against state if survey permission granted

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

DEERFIELD — If the state Department of Public Utilities grants Tennessee Gas Co. the right to access private property to survey against the wishes of its owner, Deerfield has vowed to expand the federal negligence claims it has filed against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the federal … 0

Tennessee Gas files draft environmental impact report

Friday, March 13, 2015

The proponents of a natural gas pipeline that would cross Franklin County passed a key milestone Friday by filing its first draft environmental impact report on the roughly $5 billion project with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. is proposing that its Northeast Energy Direct … 0

Historic Deerfield denies Tennessee Gas pipeline survey request

Thursday, March 12, 2015

DEERFIELD — Historic Deerfield has officially counted itself among the growing number of groups and organizations to stand against Tennessee Gas Co.’s proposed natural gas pipeline, which is expected to pass through the museum’s property in Deerfield’s North Meadows. Museum President Philip Zea, in a letter to James … 0

Utilities join pipeline effort

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. announced Thursday that it has lined up utilities and other entities to buy gas through its proposed Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline. Parent company Kinder Morgan said its subsidiary now has commitments from National Grid, Liberty Utilities, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Connecticut Natural Gas Corp. … 0

Deerfield concerned about pipeline in rail yard

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

DEERFIELD — With projects to clean up pollution at the Pan Am Railways yard in East Deerfield underway, some town residents are worried that the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s route will pass through the property and further spread … 0

Northfield: Pipeline surveyors unwelcome on town land for now

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Town officials have barred the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. from surveying town-owned lands for the time being. The Selectboard voted to ask pipeline parent company Kinder Morgan to stop surveying on town-owned land until the May annual town meeting. Although many opposed to the pipeline have … 1

Deerfield amends tort action on pipeline

Thursday, February 26, 2015

DEERFIELD — A federal tort action filed by the town against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission earlier this month has been amended to add the U.S. Department of Energy to the complaint as a defendant. Under the Federal Tort Claims Act private parties have the right to sue … 0

National Grid signs on to Spectra gas pipeline expansion

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

National Grid is joining the former Northeast Utilities in a $3 billion project to bring an additional 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day to the region for electricity generation. Eversource Energy — formerly Northeast Utilities … 0