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Massachusetts Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren are calling for federal regulators to act on the discharge of hazardous wastewater from a Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline test in Agawam. 

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Twelve protestors arrested for trying to stop Kinder Morgan’s natural gas pipeline expansion into Western Massachusetts are due in court Thursday on criminal charges. 

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Renowned environmentalist Sandra Steingraber is expected to speak at Lenox Memorial High School in western Massachusetts at 5 p.m. Saturday about how PCBs, fracked gas and pipelines impact the environment and human health. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with Steingraber, a biologist and author, about some of the region’s major environmental problems. 

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Contaminated water used to test Kinder Morgan’s natural gas pipeline in Western Massachusetts will be trucked to a Maine wastewater treatment plant. 

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Opponents of Kinder Morgan’s natural gas pipeline expansion into Western Massachusetts have sent a formal complaint to Governor Charlie Baker. The activists are claiming negligence.

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State police say protests against Kinder Morgan’s gas pipeline expansion into Western Massachusetts have turned more aggressive. 

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Massachusetts has dropped charges against four demonstrators arrested in Otis State Forest for blocking Kinder Morgan’s Connecticut pipeline expansion. 

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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is holding a public hearing in Torrington next week about its draft Comprehensive Energy Strategy. Kinder Morgan’s natural gas pipeline expansion is likely to come up.

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission could soon reconsider a controversial pipeline expansion in Western Massachusetts.

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Another 10 people have been arrested by Massachusetts State Police for trespassing in Otis State Forest Wednesday. The demonstrators are trying to block Kinder Morgan’s Connecticut pipeline expansion. 

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Massachusetts State Police arrested another 22 people for trespassing in Otis State Forest this weekend. The demonstrators are trying to block Kinder Morgan’s Connecticut pipeline expansion. 

Massachusetts State Police arrested 22 demonstrators in the Berkshire County town of Sandisfield Saturday at the site of a pipeline expansion.

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Western Massachusetts State Senator Adam Hinds will visit the site of Kinder Morgan’s Connecticut Pipeline expansion in Otis State Forest Monday.

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Fifteen more demonstrators, including a 98-year old activist, were in Southern Berkshire District Court Tuesday for blocking Kinder Morgan’s Connecticut Pipeline expansion in Otis State Forest.  

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Fifteen more demonstrators will have their day in court Tuesday after being arrested for blocking Kinder Morgan’s Connecticut Pipeline Expansion in Otis State Forest. 

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Some of the 24 demonstrators arrested in Otis State Forest in May as they sought to halt Kinder Morgan’s Connecticut pipeline expansion are now facing fines. 

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The 18 people arrested for blocking Kinder Morgan from expanding its gas pipeline project into Western Massachusetts will have their day in court this week. 

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied several requests to halt Kinder Morgan’s Connecticut Pipeline Expansion Project in Massachusetts’ Otis State Forest. 

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Massachusetts State Police arrested six more people who were blocking Kinder Morgan from cutting down trees in Otis State Forest on Saturday. The protestors want to stop a natural gas pipeline expansion. 

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Massachusetts State Police arrested 18 people Tuesday who were attempting to block Kinder Morgan from cutting down trees in Otis State Forest. The activists were hoping to stop a natural gas pipeline expansion.

Energy company Kinder Morgan plans to start cutting down trees in Western Massachusetts this week prepare for the controversial Connecticut Expansion Project. U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to revoke its authorization for the pipeline.

Pipeline opponents rallied outside Berkshire Superior Court in Pittsfield, Massachusetts for a hearing on the land access in April 2016.
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On Monday representatives of the state of Massachusetts and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company will meet in Berkshire Superior Court to discuss a proposed settlement for the Connecticut Expansion Project

A map of the Connecticut Expansion Project
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Pipeline opponents are holding rallies Saturday in southern Berkshire County against the proposed Connecticut Expansion Project. Susan Triolo is with the Sugar Shack Alliance, one of the lead organizers of Saturday’s rallies. She spoke with WAMC about the effort.

 A map of the Connecticut Expansion Project
http://www.kindermorgan.com/content/docs/Connprojectmap.pdf

A controversial pipeline expansion project in southwestern Massachusetts has inched closer to reality with the granting of a federal permit. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection granted Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. a federal 401 Water Quality Certification for its Connecticut Expansion Project.

The path of the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline
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Kinder Morgan formally withdrew its federal application for its Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline Monday after announcing in April that it was suspending work on the $3.3 billion project.

Pipeline opponents rallied outside Berkshire Superior Court in Pittsfield, Massachusetts for a hearing on the land access in April.
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A Berkshire Superior Court judge this week granted Tennessee Gas Pipeline permission to access protected land in Massachusetts for a federally approved natural gas pipeline expansion.

Opponents Hope They Can Stop A Third Pipeline

Apr 26, 2016
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In the past week, two major natural gas pipelines have been scrapped in New York. A third, which would expand a line that is near the Indian Point Nuclear Power plant, is still scheduled, but opponents are putting pressure on Governor Cuomo to use his persuasive powers with the federal government to stop the expansion.

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After roughly two years of work met by steady public and political opposition, energy company Kinder Morgan has suspended plans for a Northeast natural gas pipeline.

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Plans to build a $3.3 billion natural gas pipeline from New York into New England through western Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire have been suspended.

Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc. announced Wednesday it has decided to stop work on the project. It cites a lack of contracts with gas distribution companies.

The company also says New England states haven't established needed regulatory procedures to allow it to move forward and the process in each state for creating those procedures remains open-ended.

This is a picture of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities hearing at Berkshire Community College.
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State utility regulators on Tuesday got an earful from people looking to block land surveying in connection to a proposed pipeline in western Massachusetts.

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