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

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

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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.

This is a picture of a hat reading "STOP the Pipeline" that were handed out by the group Sandisfield Taxpayers Opposing the Pipeline.
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Anti-pipeline activists and some Berkshire area lawmakers are looking at ways to fight federal approval of an expansion project in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren held an open house Monday at her office in Springfield where an issue of concern to many of her constituents from rural western Massachusetts was front and center.

This is a map of the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline
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Throughout 2015, one story that has been consistent in the WAMC listening area and is likely to be around for the next year or more is the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline. In the latest in our series reviewing the biggest stories of the year, WAMC takes a look back at the project and its growing opposition.

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We’re looking back at some of the stories that dominated 2015 this week — especially the proposed construction of natural gas pipelines. The building of two controversial pipelines could be held up for a year if environmental approvals fail to materialize on time.

Pipeline Map
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Kinder Morgan ramped up efforts to educate communities about a pipeline project that would move fracked natural gas across the Northeast.

http://www.kindermorgan.com/business/gas_pipelines/east/neenergydirect/

In the latest chapter of a long-simmering battle, anti-pipeline groups and Rensselear County legislators worked hand-in-hand to craft a local law that is designed to thwart pipeline development.

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says there is no need for increased gas capacity to meet the state’s electric reliability needs. This comes as Kinder Morgan prepares to file plans with the federal government on a pipeline cutting across the Northeast.

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Hundreds of people turned out for an outreach meeting last night on a proposed multi-state natural gas pipeline and compressor station slated for the small Berkshire County town of Windsor.

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With the Massachusetts Legislature set to take up energy bills in the fall, advocates for clean energy are mobilizing across the state.  A new coalition of activists was launched today.

A coalition with more than 80  members from across the state, including environmental organizations, solar power businesses, neighborhood activists, and religious congregations, was announced at simultaneous news conferences Wednesday in a half dozen Massachusetts cities including Holyoke.

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People wishing to comment on potential environmental impacts of a proposed pipeline that would run through Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire now have until October 16th to do so.

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Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire are pledging to continue protests until the plans are dropped.

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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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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.

Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline map
http://www.kindermorgan.com/business/gas_pipelines/east/neenergydirect/projectmap.pdf

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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Kinder Morgan, parent company of Tennessee Gas Pipeline, held one of 13 scheduled open houses across New England in Pittsfield last night. The purpose is to explain the company’s proposed $4 billion natural gas pipeline that is routed from Pennsylvania through New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Some have raised concerns about whether the project will export gas out of the United States.

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