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The controversial Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline is now in the hands of the federal government.

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Update: On August 28, FERC extended the public comment period for the agency's environmental impact statement on the Northeast Energy Direct. The agency will be hosting a 14th public comment period in Cheshire County, NH at a time and location to be determined. FERC says it will announce the new public comment deadline shortly.

Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through Pennsylvania, New York, New Hampshire and Massachusetts are holding an informational picket in Pittsfield Friday.

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission held a scoping meeting on Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline in Pittsfield Tuesday. State lawmakers are calling on the agency to give those who may be impacted by the project more time to review it.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York’s two U.S. senators and a Hudson Valley congresswoman have penned a letter to a federal agency, asking for a rehearing concerning a pipeline expansion project. Local elected officials have been filing similar letters.


A U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the creation of a new capacity zone implemented last year. Two New York Congressman who have been fighting against the zone are voicing disappointment.

FERC Okays AIM Project

Mar 4, 2015
Spectra Energy

A federal agency has given the green light for a Northeast pipeline expansion project that includes portions of the Hudson Valley.


U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to review a fixed rate increase approved by Connecticut regulators earlier this month. Connecticut Light and Power’s $19.25 monthly residential charge marks a 20 percent increase.

Constitution Pipeline Contacts NY Landowners

Dec 9, 2014
Constitution Pipeline

A legal back-and-forth has begun over letters sent to landowners along a proposed natural gas pipeline route in New York. The letters say litigation could begin later this week if landowners do not allow the pipeline company access to rights of way. An attorney representing pipeline opponents has responded.


Tennessee Gas Company, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, is delaying the open houses on its proposed 400-mile natural gas pipeline it planned to hold throughout New York and Massachusetts. It comes a day after the company filed draft environmental impact and alternative route reports.

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission held a public comment meeting in Sandisfield, Massachusetts last night on a proposed natural gas pipeline project that would include expansions in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.