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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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Correction: An earlier version of this story stated the Connecticut Expansion Project would serve Yankee Gas. As of February 1, 2015, Yankee Gas and other Northeast Utilities-owned companies in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire were renamed Eversource. 

Environmental advocates and Berkshire lawmakers are raising concerns over legislation filed by an eastern Massachusetts lawmaker that would allow a pipeline project to run through protected land in the western part of the state.

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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.

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities has denied a handful of groups intervener status for an upcoming hearing regarding a contract agreement between Berkshire Gas and Kinder Morgan, the company planning a $5 billion pipeline through the Northeast. Berkshire Gas objected to the groups’ petitions to intervene.

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The town of Lenox, Massachusetts has joined an advocacy group ahead of a hearing regarding a contract between Berkshire Gas and Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based company that is proposing a natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts.

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Thanks to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, April brings pilgrims to mind. Now, a group of people are days into their 12-day trek along the route of a proposed pipeline in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis went along for a step on the pipeline pilgrimage.

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A group representing unionized construction workers says it has signed an agreement with the company that plans a $5 billion underground natural gas pipeline through southern New England.

Stephentown Board

Proposed gas pipelines in our region have been proving the old adage that all politics is local. The Stephentown Town Board held a public hearing Monday at Stephentown Volunteer Fire Hall. Discussion revolved around an interstate transmission line that would carry hydrofracked natural gas.

The public got an opportunity to comment on a proposed pipeline that would pump highly-pressurized fracked gas through parts of Albany and Rensselaer Counties. Some 250 people packed the Stephentown Volunteer Fire Hall, several standing up to address the board during a two-hour meeting.

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Thousands are speaking out against a proposed 124-mile natural gas pipeline in New York.

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The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are teaming up to look for ways to increase the region's reliance on renewable energy while expanding natural gas capacity.

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