Gas Pipeline

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A controversial natural gas pipeline planned for New York is back on the table after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said the project can go forward.


Hoping to get natural gas service restored to several communities north of Boston before cold weather sets in, a utility company has announced a streamlined repair process. 


   In the wake of gas explosions and fires in the Merrimack Valley, the safety of natural gas infrastructure across Massachusetts is being questioned. Activists are challenging plans to expand gas pipelines.

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Vermont regulators are investigating whether Vermont Gas Systems failed to bury its new gas pipeline that runs from Colchester to Middlebury deep enough in New Haven.

Climate activists from near and from as far as Maine, Quebec and central Pennsylvania are converging on downtown Albany for a day of protests against fossil fuels.

Two pipeline projects that would have crossed the northeast have been scrubbed: activists are now calling for a third pipeline to be stopped. 

Constitution Pipeline

The 124-mile Constitution Pipeline would carry natural gas from Pennsylvania's shale fields through New York’s Southern Tier and into Schoharie County, connecting with a network of other pipelines. By now, had things gone according to plan, natural gas would be flowing through it. But, public opposition and regulatory red tape have dogged the $680 million project.


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.

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Kinder Morgan

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

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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Concerned citizens living on Burden Lake and in the surrounding towns of Nassau and Sand Lake are holding a community forum tonight to fight the proposed location of a compressor station in Nassau.

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Dozens of New Yorkers living along the proposed Constitution Pipeline route descended on New York's state Capitol today to call on the Department of Environmental Conservation to protect their land and lifestyles. 

Constitution Pipeline

A section of the 124-mile route of the planned Constitution Pipeline has been redrawn to avoid a 1,000-acre private forest with fragile wetlands.

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Now that New York state's Department of Environmental Conservation has officially banned hydrofracking, officials in Schoharie County would like the state to take a closer look at natural gas pipelines and compressor stations.

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Vermont Gas

Vermont Gas has started eminent domain proceedings against two landowners in Monkton in order to obtain easements for its natural gas pipeline.

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Vermont Gas Pipeline cost overruns were the subject of a Public Service Board meeting earlier this week. The regulatory board is determining whether the company violated regulations by delaying notice to state officials about the rising costs.

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The second phase of a natural gas pipeline that would have extended underneath Lake Champlain to International Paper in Ticonderoga, New York has been canceled.

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Vermont Gas

Vermont Gas Systems will not go through with the second phase of a natural gas pipeline that would have extended underneath Lake Champlain to International Paper in Ticonderoga, New York.

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Vermont Gas

The Vermont Public Service Board has agreed to delay technical hearings on a controversial natural gas pipeline project.

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Some Westchester legislators say they are troubled by the potential environmental impact on county parkland from a proposed gas pipeline expansion project. They’re asking federal regulators to take a closer look.

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Sixty-four people from a coalition of groups that organized a protest in Montpelier were arrested when they refused to leave the building where the governor’s business office is located.

The state Public Service Board says Vermont Gas can continue its natural gas pipeline project in Addison County despite a 40 percent increase in the project's costs.

The state Public Service Board has cleared Vermont Gas Systems to install pipeline near power lines over concerns that a chemical used to treat utility poles could be disturbed by the construction.

The Vermont Gas pipeline is getting some strong support from two Rutland business organizations.

Kinder Morgan

While construction for a proposed pipeline across the northern portion of Massachusetts wouldn’t begin until April 2017, environmental groups are already expressing opposition. The proposal is to upgrade and expand the existing Tennessee Gas Pipeline covering parts of New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

A woman who received a letter about the potential use of eminent domain to make way for a natural gas pipeline says she and others met with state officials to express concerns about the plan by Vermont Gas.

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Vermont Public Service Board

The Vermont Public Service Board held a hearing on a proposed new natural gas pipeline Tuesday, leading to an at times raucous, tense exchange between opponents and board members.