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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
Virtual Tours of Treasured Places

Virtual Tours of Treasured Places

THE CONSERVATION FUND AND THE FRANKLIN LAND TRUST CREATE VIRTUAL TOURS OF TREASURED AMERICAN PLACES Virtual tours of some of America’s most important places—its parks, waterways and even battlefields—went online this week in Street View in Google Maps. The Conservation Fund and the Franklin Land Trust unveiled a host of sites across the Eastern seaboard that they hiked, paddled, and explored with the Street ViewTrekker, a mapping tool from Google that allows anyone with a screen and internet access to journey beyond the road for a tour of iconic American sites where the Franklin Land Trust and The Conservation Fund played... Read More
Help Save this Historic Barn!

Help Save this Historic Barn!

The Guyette Barn The people of Plainfield and Franklin County, Massachusetts are privileged to have had the historic 107- acre Guyette Farm donated to the Franklin Land Trust. Under the supervision of FLT, this land will be forever protected from development and neglect. As a community leader in the protection of open land, FLT is embarking on new ground with the recent acquisition of not just a beautiful piece of farmland, but also an entire farm complete with an antique bam. What is farmland without a farm or without a barn?... Read More
Boston Globe Readers Decide

Boston Globe Readers Decide

  If you're a Boston Globe print or digital subscriber (or know someone who is), you can help the Franklin Land Trust get free advertising in the Globe through their GRANT (Globe Readers and Nonprofits Together) program. Help the Franklin Land Trust spread the word about our valuable work!  There are two easy ways to help: Visit the Globe GRANT website and enter your email or subscriber number and fill in Franklin Land Trust, Inc. in ... 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
FLT Partners to Protect Forest Land

FLT Partners to Protect Forest Land

Franklin Land Trust is part of a partnership seeking to protect more forest land in western Massachusetts. The new partnership has been praised for seeking to increase the economic viability for landowners to keep the land forested and for using practices that also enhance water quality, watershed and habitat protection.  Read more 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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