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Democratic Representative Stephen Kulik. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Kulik: ‘My constituents deserve answers’ on Berkshire Gas, pipeline plans

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BOSTON — Rep. Stephen Kulik argued before Boston regulators this week that Berkshire Gas Co. should consider alternatives to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., including replacement of older, inefficient gas furnaces, repair of Berkshire Gas’s leaks and supporting efforts to better insulate every home, business, factory and public building in the state. The Worthington Democrat, who has said he opposes the … 0

Experts offer legal, technical advice to communities in pipeline’s path

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Although less heated than many forums about the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project that would cross eight Franklin County towns, a two-hour meeting hosted by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments raised several legal and technical considerations for many of the roughly 60 municipal officials and others attending. Jeffrey Bernstein of Newton-based BCK Law told the gathering at Greenfield Community College … 1

Local pols seek to intervene in pipeline deal

Friday, May 22, 2015

Several area state legislators are joining anti-pipeline groups seeking legal status to intervene in Berkshire Gas Co.’s request to become a customer of the planned Tennessee Gas Pipeline project. Rep. Stephen Kulik has joined with an affiliate of Massachusetts PipeLine Awareness Network in its formal filing for intervenor status in the state Department … 0

Anti-pipeline groups hit the Statehouse

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Among the tables set up in the Statehouse Wednesday for an environmental bill event for legislators was one focused on building opposition to the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline taking state-owned conservation land. Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust was among six groups at the three-hour-long event, designed to interest … 2

What’s in path of gas pipeline?

Monday, January 12, 2015

SHELBURNE — Selectmen are considering whether to create a “pipeline review committee,” that would examine any environmental issues for Shelburne land being considered as part of the Kinder-Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. pipeline running from Berkshire County through Dracut. Selectmen debated the idea of forming a pipeline review committee … 0

Conway lawyer: Gas pipeline’s final destination could support Deerfield ban

Monday, January 12, 2015

DEERFIELD — If a portion of the natural gas that would flow into New England along Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed pipeline is for export, a lawyer representing Deerfield’s Board of Health believes that could support the town’s ban on pipeline construction within its borders. Many of the … 0

Warwick cites wetlands in opposing gas pipeline project

Sunday, January 11, 2015

WARWICK — The “off the map” wetlands, streams and potential endangered species habitats have been added to the Conservation Commission’s list of reasons Warwick is no place for a pipeline. The Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s latest proposed route would cut through the east side of town on its way … 0

Pipeline ‘open house’ meeting Feb. 5

Friday, January 9, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. has rescheduled a series of “open house” public meetings on its Northeast Energy Direct project, with one of the sessions planned for Feb. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Greenfield Community College dining commons. The meetings will include no formal presentation about … 0

Report outlines Tennessee Gas safety problems

Monday, January 5, 2015

A recently published report by a Seattle-based research organization points to a litany of spills, explosions, and other mishaps by Kinder Morgan, the parent of the company proposing a natural gas pipeline that would pass through Franklin County on its route from Pennsylvania to Dracut. The 15-page report, … 0

Pipeline study loved, hated

Monday, December 22, 2014

Even before its release, a state-commissioned study on the need for additional gas pipeline capacity is being hailed by pipeline proponents and attacked by groups opposing Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The “low-demand analysis” by Synapse Energy Economics was commissioned by the outgoing administration … 3

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 … 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 … 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 … 0

‘March of Words’ pits pens against pipeline

Friday, December 12, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Pipeline protesters are getting together in libraries, churches and people’s homes in Northfield and beyond for a month-long letter writing campaign. “The Rolling March of Words” is a series of letter-writing events, aimed at telling Massachusetts’ legislators that residents are opposed to Kinder Morgan Co.’s Tennessee … 0

Pipeline co. favors route through NH

Friday, December 5, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. is shifting its preferred pipeline route through Franklin County into southern New Hampshire as part of a move to avoid restricted state-owned land and to increase the proportion that runs along power line rights … 0