Natural Gas http://wamc.org en New York Town Seeks Input in Vermont Pipeline Review http://wamc.org/post/new-york-town-seeks-input-vermont-pipeline-review <p></p><p></p><p>Regulatory agencies in Vermont are reviewing a plan by Vermont Gas to bring natural gas to the International Paper plant in Ticonderoga Mill in New York.&nbsp; Officials in Ticonderoga are asking the regional planning commission to consider their interests as that entity reviews the project. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 87460 at http://wamc.org New York Town Seeks Input in Vermont Pipeline Review Eminent Domain Concerns Raised In Pipeline Project http://wamc.org/post/eminent-domain-concerns-raised-pipeline-project <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Some residents in Vermont say they are being threatened with eminent domain because they are concerned about a gas pipeline that would run through their property.&nbsp; The utility building the project says while such notices have been sent, eminent domain is a last resort. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 84295 at http://wamc.org Eminent Domain Concerns Raised In Pipeline Project New England Seeks To Expand Gas Delivery Network http://wamc.org/post/new-england-seeks-expand-gas-delivery-network <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New England governors have announced a plan to expand the region's pipeline capacity to deliver more natural gas and cut energy costs.</p><p>Maine Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday he and the governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont have asked the region's grid operator to help as the states seek proposals for transmission equipment and public works to deliver enough electricity to serve 1.2 million to 3.6 million homes.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:10:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 82450 at http://wamc.org New England Seeks To Expand Gas Delivery Network County Legislator Wants Westchester To Have A Say In Natural Gas Project http://wamc.org/post/county-legislator-wants-westchester-have-say-natural-gas-project <p>A Westchester County legislator says he has strong concerns about a natural gas line project that could run through portions of his county. He also wants Westchester to have a seat at the table.</p><p>Democrat Peter Harckham is the majority leader of the Westchester County Board of Legislators. He has written to the secretary of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, requesting a comment period extension for the proposed Algonquin Incremental Market Project and expressing his concerns about how the project will impact public safety and the environment.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 01:10:59 +0000 Allison Dunne 76530 at http://wamc.org County Legislator Wants Westchester To Have A Say In Natural Gas Project Fervent Foes Devote Their Lives To Fracking Fight http://wamc.org/post/fervent-foes-devote-their-lives-fracking-fight <p>VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Big energy companies have been trying for five years to tap the riches of the Marcellus Shale in southern New York. They promise thousands of jobs, economic salvation and an abundant, clean-burning source of fuel.<br><br>But for all its political and financial clout, the industry hasn't been able to get its foot in the door. One reason: Folks like Sue Rapp and Vera Scroggins are in the way.</p> Sun, 07 Jul 2013 15:01:06 +0000 Associated Press 68639 at http://wamc.org Fervent Foes Devote Their Lives To Fracking Fight Gas Storage Adds To Fracking Controversy In Upstate http://wamc.org/post/gas-storage-adds-fracking-controversy-upstate <p>It’s something few people think about, but all that natural gas and other fossil fuels being produced by hydrofracking has to be stored somewhere before it gets to the consumer. Often used for the job: underground salt caverns like the ones near Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes. Now an out of state company wants to expand storage there, a plan some local residents call risky. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:21:00 +0000 David Chanatry 68404 at http://wamc.org Gas Storage Adds To Fracking Controversy In Upstate Their Day of Action Is To Raise Awareness Of A Federal Agency http://wamc.org/post/their-day-action-raise-awareness-federal-agency <p>Representatives from grassroots groups across several states will be in Washington, D.C. Thursday to attend a public meeting of a federal commission. They will also be there to protest what they call the agency’s rubber-stamping of natural-gas infrastructure projects.</p><p>The Day of Action comes under the banner of “We the People Matter ”, a new organization, and web site, that connects several grassroots groups that Asha Canalos says are fighting similar battles – the agency’s track record of approving natural-gas infrastructure projects despite citizen opposition.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 23:33:17 +0000 Allison Dunne 62514 at http://wamc.org Their Day of Action Is To Raise Awareness Of A Federal Agency Report Says Mass. Consumers Pay Millions for Lost Natural Gas http://wamc.org/post/report-says-mass-consumers-pay-millions-lost-natural-gas <p></p><p></p><p>A recently released report shows that due to an aging infrastructure in Massachusetts, tens of millions of dollars worth of natural gas escapes into the atmosphere before consumers can use it to heat their homes. More from WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard…</p><p>Last month the Conservation Law Foundation released a report that said leaky pipes in Massachusetts contribute to a loss of $38.8 million dollars worth of natural gas each year. The losses they say are a public safety hazard, contribute to global warming, and force the customers to pick up the bill.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 53543 at http://wamc.org Report Says Mass. Consumers Pay Millions for Lost Natural Gas Company Plans to Truck Natural Gas to Vermont Industries http://wamc.org/post/company-plans-truck-natural-gas-vermont-industries <p>A new company has broken ground on the first facility in Vermont that will truck natural gas to businesses across Vermont that are unable to tap into pipelines carrying the fuel.<br> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 49670 at http://wamc.org Company Plans to Truck Natural Gas to Vermont Industries Joe Mahoney - The Oneonta Daily Star http://wamc.org/post/joe-mahoney-oneonta-daily-star <p>A company that wants to build a natural gas pipeline through parts of four New York counties could be facing growing public opposition. Constitution Pipeline wants to run the line from Susquehanna County Pennsylvania through parts of Deleware, Schoharie, Chenango and Broome counties, but more landowners in those counties will not grant permission for the company to conduct land surveys for the project. Joe Mahoney is a reporter with the Oneonta Daily Star newspaper, and has been following the story. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 16:25:00 +0000 Brian Shields 46240 at http://wamc.org