The town of Lenox, Massachusetts is considering whether to join a recently formed coalition to represent environmental and community interests during the federal permitting process for a proposed natural gas pipeline.
The Pittsfield City Council has voiced its opposition to a proposed 400-mile natural gas pipeline, joining nearly 40 other communities along the route of Kinder Morgan’s multi-billion dollar concept. The pipeline would run from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts.
Environmental activists in Berkshire County have filed an ethics complaint against Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi for his support of Kinder Morgan’s planned gas pipeline expansion. It alleges Bianchi is violating ethics laws because he still works for energy company Global Montello.
Local officials, representatives from pipeline company Kinder Morgan and local citizens met last week in Columbia County to talk about a proposed gas pipeline. Nearly 200 landowners across Schoharie County could be impacted by the pipeline in one way or another.
If approved, this section of the “Northeast Energy Direct” line would sit along a Columbia County corridor where three other gas pipelines are already in service.
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.
A group of concerned landowners plan to voice their opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline expansion in southwestern Massachusetts. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is holding public meetings on the project this week.
At an informational meeting Thursday night in Pittsfield, representatives from Kinder Morgan laid out plans to build a roughly 400-mile natural gas pipeline running from Pennsylvania through New York to eastern Massachusetts. And in response to growing concerns, the Conservation Law Foundation put Berkshire County representatives through a crash course on the permitting process.