Natural Gas

North Country News
1:30 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Vermont Public Service Board Holds Hearing On Natural Gas Pipeline

The debate over a proposed natural gas pipeline extension from Vermont to the International Paper Mill in Ticonderoga, New York, continued Wednesday night as the Vermont Public Service Board held a public hearing on the issue.

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New England News
12:45 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

New York Town Seeks Input in Vermont Pipeline Review

Proposed Phase Two pipeline route
Credit Addison County Regional Planning Commission

Regulatory agencies in Vermont are reviewing a plan by Vermont Gas to bring natural gas to the International Paper plant in Ticonderoga Mill in New York.  Officials in Ticonderoga are asking the regional planning commission to consider their interests as that entity reviews the project.

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North Country News
6:45 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Eminent Domain Concerns Raised In Pipeline Project

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Some residents in Vermont say they are being threatened with eminent domain because they are concerned about a gas pipeline that would run through their property.  The utility building the project says while such notices have been sent, eminent domain is a last resort.

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New England News
7:10 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

New England Seeks To Expand Gas Delivery Network

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New England governors have announced a plan to expand the region's pipeline capacity to deliver more natural gas and cut energy costs.

Maine Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday he and the governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont have asked the region's grid operator to help as the states seek proposals for transmission equipment and public works to deliver enough electricity to serve 1.2 million to 3.6 million homes.

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Hudson Valley News
9:10 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

County Legislator Wants Westchester To Have A Say In Natural Gas Project

Credit Ryan Delaney/WAMC

A Westchester County legislator says he has strong concerns about a natural gas line project that could run through portions of his county. He also wants Westchester to have a seat at the table.

Democrat Peter Harckham is the majority leader of the Westchester County Board of Legislators. He has written to the secretary of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, requesting a comment period extension for the proposed Algonquin Incremental Market Project and expressing his concerns about how the project will impact public safety and the environment.

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New York News
11:01 am
Sun July 7, 2013

Fervent Foes Devote Their Lives To Fracking Fight

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VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Big energy companies have been trying for five years to tap the riches of the Marcellus Shale in southern New York. They promise thousands of jobs, economic salvation and an abundant, clean-burning source of fuel.

But for all its political and financial clout, the industry hasn't been able to get its foot in the door. One reason: Folks like Sue Rapp and Vera Scroggins are in the way.

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New York News
12:21 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Gas Storage Adds To Fracking Controversy In Upstate

Natural gas storage has split some communities in Upstate New York.
Credit David Chanatry

It’s something few people think about, but all that natural gas and other fossil fuels being produced by hydrofracking has to be stored somewhere before it gets to the consumer. Often used for the job: underground salt caverns like the ones near Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes. Now an out of state company wants to expand storage there, a plan some local residents call risky.

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Hudson Valley News
7:33 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Their Day of Action Is To Raise Awareness Of A Federal Agency

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

Representatives from grassroots groups across several states will be in Washington, D.C. Thursday to attend a public meeting of a federal commission. They will also be there to protest what they call the agency’s rubber-stamping of natural-gas infrastructure projects.

The Day of Action comes under the banner of “We the People Matter ”, a new organization, and web site, that connects several grassroots groups that Asha Canalos says are fighting similar battles – the agency’s track record of approving natural-gas infrastructure projects despite citizen opposition.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Report Says Mass. Consumers Pay Millions for Lost Natural Gas

A recently released report shows that due to an aging infrastructure in Massachusetts, tens of millions of dollars worth of natural gas escapes into the atmosphere before consumers can use it to heat their homes. More from WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard…

Last month the Conservation Law Foundation released a report that said leaky pipes in Massachusetts contribute to a loss of $38.8 million dollars worth of natural gas each year. The losses they say are a public safety hazard, contribute to global warming, and force the customers to pick up the bill.

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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Company Plans to Truck Natural Gas to Vermont Industries

Rendering of NG Advantage Compressor Site
Courtesy NG Advantage

A new company has broken ground on the first facility in Vermont that will truck natural gas to businesses across Vermont that are unable to tap into pipelines carrying the fuel.

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