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FERC seeks missing gas pipeline details

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Federal regulators have sent the proponents of a roughly 420-mile natural gas pipeline planned to cross Franklin County a 32-page list of issues they want to see addressed in the report filed with the formal application for the project later this month. The comments on draft resource reports for Tennessee Gas Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project includes a call … 1

Erving approves pipeline mitigation money

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ERVING — There was standing room only at Tuesday night’s special town meeting, during which voters approved funding for legal and technical assistance related to the pipeline. All 10 items on the warrant passed, including appropriating money to help hire a new administrative coordinator after Tom Sharp retired from the position in July, and upgrading the lighting systems in both fire stations. The … 0

Of pipelines and property values: Will proposed project affect price of homes in region?

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

DEERFIELD — With a natural gas pipeline and accompanying compressor station proposed to be built in Franklin County, many residents in the eight towns along the expected route have found themselves worrying about how it could affect the value of their homes. In August, Heather Reloj, who owns a home on Lower Road … 2

Anti-pipeliners eyes turn to Otis: Taking of state-protected land could set precedent

Friday, August 7, 2015

A state House bill to carve 15 acres of state forest land in Berkshire County for a 13-mile Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project is raising eyebrows — and voices — among opponents of the company’s larger Northeast Energy Direct pipeline that would cut across Franklin County. The proposed … 0

Shelburne gas pipeline forum set for Thursday

Friday, August 7, 2015

SHELBURNE — If Kinder Morgan’s pipeline is approved for construction across Franklin County, what concerns do you have about how it would be sited and built in part of south, rural Shelburne? The recently formed Shelburne Pipeline Advisory Committee will host a town forum in Memorial Hall on … 0

Deerfield Selectmen to hold comment session on pipeline

Friday, August 7, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s Board of Selectmen will hold a public comment session Wednesday where residents will be able to give their input on two documents the town is crafting about their concerns surrounding Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project. The documents will be submitted … 0

Community members blast siting board on pipeline

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Opponents of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline again dominated a public hearing Wednesday night — this one a session before the state’s Energy Facilities Siting Board that included several adamant declarations that no pipeline … 2

Group objects to co. owner’s investment in pipeline

Monday, August 3, 2015

The lawyer for an environmental consortium challenging the proposed Northeast Energy Direct project is protesting the decision by Berkshire Gas Co.’s parent company to invest in the project at the same time Berkshire has imposed a moratorium on new customers until the project gets approved. Northeast Energy Solutions, … 1

Different pipeline meeting, same concerns

Sunday, August 2, 2015

When the state Energy Facilities Siting Board conducts one of its four public meetings Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Greenfield on the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project planned to cut across eight Franklin County towns, many of the voices heard — and many of the arguments made — … 0

Berkshire Gas owner buys 2.5% interest in pipeline

Friday, July 31, 2015

UIL Holdings Corp, owner of Berkshire Gas Co., has announced that it will invest in the Northeast Energy Direct project that would provide natural gas for its customers. UIL announced its investment this week in development of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline proposed, which would cross eight Franklin County … 1

Concerned citizens to stand every week against project

Friday, July 31, 2015

NORTHFIELD — “Blockadia” is the term Gulf Road resident Judy Wolter used to describe the protesters who come every week to stand on Jere Nelson’s property, where Kinder Morgan’s 41,000-horsepower gas pipeline compressor station is slated to sit. … 0

Pipeline official grapples with criticism of project

Thursday, July 30, 2015

As hundreds of area residents sweltered Wednesday night in the Greenfield Middle School auditorium, many of them railing against Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, company spokesman Allen Fore tried to keep his cool in a … 1

Area residents file federal suit over pipeline

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — A group of Franklin County residents whose property would be crossed by the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline has filed a civil lawsuit against the federal government in the U.S. District Court in Springfield. The … 0

Energy Facilities Siting Board hearing set for Aug. 5

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — The Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board will hold four public hearings to hear directly from residents, officials, and other interested persons about their concerns relating to the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline project. The hearing in Franklin County will be held Aug. 5 at 7 … 0

FERC gets an earful: Scores turn up the heat on regulators over pipeline

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Federal regulators got an earful Wednesday night from nearly 600 people at an environmental scoping hearing on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The region’s entire state legislative delegation, Congressman James McGovern and … 1