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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 openly and transparently engage residents in (NED) route communities, Tennessee Gas Pipeline is calling local homeowners to share facts about the project … 0

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.: deadline for comment on pipeline is flexible

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A flurry of comments on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project turned in recent days to a veritable blizzard with the approach of this past Monday’s official deadline for posting comments on the what should be included in the environmental impact statement that will be prepared on the nearly $5 billion natural gas pipeline. Yet the deadline imposed by the … 0

Warwick must wait, reapply to FERC for proposed pipeline intervenor status

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

WARWICK — The Selectboard wants to apply for official intervenor status in the Kinder Morgan gas pipeline project but on Tuesday was denied — at least for now. According to an electronic response from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Warwick’s application couldn’t be processed since the Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project is still in the proposal phase. “You may submit comments … 0

Local energy manager talks pipeline risks

Thursday, July 16, 2015

NORTHFIELD — About 100 people who attended Jim Cutler’s presentation on the potential environmental impacts of the proposed pipeline probably left with knots in their stomachs after seeing data citing the amount of annual emissions from a gas pipeline compressor station. Cutler, Ashfield’s town energy manager, described a … 1

Pipeline filing details include lower capacity

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The company proposing a natural gas pipeline that would pass through eight Franklin County towns on its way from Pennsylvania’s shale fields to Dracut, north of Lowell, announced that its formal federal application for the project in October will be for a 1.3 billion cubic-foot-per-day project, requiring a … 2

State board to hold pipeline hearing at GCC Aug. 5

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The public will have another opportunity to sound off about Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s the proposed Northeast Energy Direct project — this time before the state’s Energy Facilities Siting Board. The board, which is among state agencies participating in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s review of the proposed pipeline … 0

Northfield compressor station would be among largest in US

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

If approved as proposed, the 80,000-horsepower compressor station proposed to be built in Northfield would be among the largest compressor stations along natural-gas pipelines in the United States, according to a federal listing. In fact, the three 80,000-horsepower compressor stations are planned in Northfield and Windsor, as well … 0

Anti-pipeline groups seek ‘scoping’ process delay

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pipeline Awareness Network for the Northeast (PLAN) has joined two other coalitions in asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a delay in the “scoping” process for environmental review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Northeast Energy Direct project to allow time for review of project revisions. The company is … 0

Pipeline latest foe in Montague’s activist history

Thursday, July 9, 2015

MONTAGUE — Montague residents have a rich history of rising up against proposed industrial projects — specifically on the Montague Plains, a state wildlife management area that has repeatedly been targeted over the years by large corporations seeking to build a variety of operations. On Feb. 22, 1974 … 0

Northfield rejects meeting with Kinder Morgan prior to scoping session

Friday, July 3, 2015

NORTHFIELD — During this week’s Selectboard meeting, attendees were asked, using a show of hands, who prefers to have a one-on-one meeting — called an open house — with Kinder Morgan pipeline representatives. A similar meeting was held In February at Greenfield Community College. Spokespeople from the Tennessee … 1

Northfield residents certain of danger with gas pipeline

Thursday, July 2, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Gulf Road resident Judy Wolter isn’t afraid to voice her opinion and can frequently be found holding hand-painted signs at the edge of Jere S. Nelson’s property line — where a proposed natural gas pipeline and … 0

FERC sets pipeline scoping meeting: Will take comment on potential enviromental effects July 29 at GMS

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Federal regulators have issued formal notice for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project, scheduling a July 29 public meeting in Greenfield. The notice starts the clock for the 60-day process to decide the scope of issues considered in a environmental impact statement on the project, which … 0

Northfield compiles pipeline worries for FERC

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The Selectboard is asking residents to submit written comments and concerns regarding the proposed natural gas pipeline and compressor station for Northfield so they can be presented to the federal agency that will decide if or how the project is built. A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission … 0

Conway asks FERC for clarity on gas pipeline

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

CONWAY — Conway’s Selectboard wants to see a more complete picture of Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project, and it told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission so in a letter this week. The letter, sent to FERC Secretary Kimberly D. Bose, requests clearer information … 0

Erving votes to ban fracked gas pipelines at special town meeting Monday

Monday, June 29, 2015

ERVING — A crowd in the Erving Elementary School Gymnasium erupted in cheers and applause after voters approved a resolution to ban fracked gas pipelines from passing through town at a special town meeting Monday night. The resolution was submitted by citizen petition and calls for residents to … 0