Gas Pipeline

State to FERC: scrutinize pipeline route

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The state’s top environmental official has written to the federal government calling for careful review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Direct Natural Gas Pipeline, arguing the route is a highly sensitive environmental area. A “preliminary, non-exhaustive” state review of the route shows that it would pass through about nine state wildlife management areas, four wildlife conservation easements, more than 19 miles of state-managed Conservation and Recreation as well as … 0

Competing pipeline plan would use existing routes

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

There’s another pipeline project being proposed through New England, but this one would travel along existing pipeline routes. Northeast Utilities and Spectra Energy Corp. have announced plans to expand natural gas access to New England and to end bottlenecks that have driven up prices when demand spikes in the winter. The companies said Tuesday they expect the $3 billion project expanding an existing … 0

Kinder Morgan begins FERC filing process

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. made its proposed Northeast Energy Direct Project official Monday, with a “pre-filing” to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The 36-inch diameter pipeline, which would include 167 miles in Pennsylvania and New York and another 177 miles between Wright, N.Y., and Dracut, north of Lowell, would cross nine Franklin County towns — Ashfield, Conway, Shelburne, Deerfield, Montague, Erving, Northfield, Warwick … 0

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

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