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NEES Files Protest with FERC Charging TGP Pipeline Proposal Incomplete, Inaccurate

NEES Files Protest with FERC Charging TGP Pipeline Proposal Incomplete, Inaccurate

  BOSTON, Jan. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A leading nonprofit organization has filed a formal protest with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) charging that the Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) Company's application for the proposed Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline project is incomplete and riddled with inaccuracies. The 14-page protest document filed by Northeast Energy Solutions (NEES) requests that FERC reject the TGP application because it is "not minimally commensurate with the complexity of the proposal and its potential for environmental impact." The document lists more than 50 specific deficiencies in the application for... Read More
Pipeline Update

Pipeline Update

North East Energy Solutions (NEES), the pipeline advocacy partnership of which FLT is a founding member, recently filed a response to Tennessee Gas’s March draft environmental resource report with the Federal Regulatory Commission. Based largely on an analysis conducted by FLT staff, the report details the contradictions and inconsistent use of publically available data that Kinder Morgan uses to subvert, confuse, or minimize the impacts of the proposed pipeline, especially on the region’s water resources. Some highlights are:  Using data from 1969 to examine fish and game species... Read More
Environmental groups respond to latest impact report filed by Tennessee Gas Pipeline

Environmental groups respond to latest impact report filed by Tennessee Gas Pipeline

While Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s draft environmental impact report for its Northeast Energy Direct project is being reviewed by area groups and communities along the 430-mile-long path, groups have been responding to the proposal in general — especially environmental organizations battling the proposed roughly $5 billion project.  Northeast Energy Solutions, a coalition of land-trust organizations in the region including Franklin Land Trust and the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition, has written to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission pointing out that between its July 30, 2014, filing of agreements it has made with potential ... Read More
Pipeline Press Releases

Pipeline Press Releases

For Release: Contact: Barry Wanger Feb. 5, 2015 Media Relations for Northeast Energy Solutions 617-965-6469/617-835-4187 Barry@WangerAssociates.com Regional Energy Group Calls for Actual Rate Payer Benefits From Gas Pipeline Proposals Before Maine Public Utilities Commission The four proposals submitted by major gas pipeline companies to the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) under the State’s Energy Cost Reduction Act should provide evidence that they will actually deliver financial benefits to end-users, according to a regional energy organization. In a filing submitted to the Maine PUC, Northeast Energy Solutions (NEES) states that “none of the (current) proposals for gas pipeline capacity has... Read More
Pipeline Update - Winter 2015

Pipeline Update - Winter 2015

The Franklin Land Trust (FLT) has been devoted to conserving western Massachusetts’ natural beauty—the farms, woods, rivers, and mountains—for over 28 years. We own land for the public to enjoy, and help farmers and landowners conserve their land with conservation restrictions and agricultural preservation restrictions that prevent future development while continuing active agriculture, forestry, and recreation on the property. FLT is proud to have helped conserve thousands of acres of productive farmland throughout the region. One of the most prominent threats to several farms in our region is the... Read More
Concert Against the Pipeline, 12/27/14

Concert Against the Pipeline, 12/27/14

December 27, 20147:30pmMemorial Hall51 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door.  Available at World Eye Books in Greenfield, MA, Boswell's Books in Shelburne Falls. Phone: 413.341.3317 Featuring Signature Sounds’ Artists: Jeffrey Foucault Kris Delmhorst Rusty BelleAbe Loomis To benefit FLT’s efforts against the proposed pipeline The Franklin Land Trust is a non-profit organization that works with landowners and communities to permanently conserve farmland, woodland, and other lands important to the economy and character of western Massachusetts. Franklin Land Trust is... Read More
Proposed Pipeline

Proposed Pipeline

Dear Friends of FLT, The proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline which, if approved, will cut a swath across western and northern Massachusetts - from the New York-Massachusetts state line to Dracut in Middlesex County - is garnering a lot of public attention, and rightly so. The pipeline has the potential of reeking havoc on our beautiful rural landscapes and significantly impacting critical natural resources. Of particular concern is the fact that the current proposed route would cut through numerous public and private conservation lands. The... Read More

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