Conway woman among pipeline protesters arrested
Jun26

Conway woman among pipeline protesters arrested

The eight men and women who protested Kinder Morgan pipeline work through Otis State Forest and who were arrested by Massachusetts State Police in Sandisfield Saturday have been identified. They include Priscilla Lynch, 65, of Conway as well as 98-year-old Frances Crowe, who has a storied history of activism in Northampton. According to a statement from the Sugar Shack Alliance, the eight protesters face trespassing charges after they...

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Grant will make Greenfield even greener
Jun26

Grant will make Greenfield even greener

GREENFIELD — Improved energy performance at the Town Hall, Four Corners Elementary School and Greenfield Middle School is where state Green Communities money will be targeted. So says Mayor William Martin in talking about Greenfield being picked as one of the 72 communities across the state given $14 million total in grants for the clean energy project. “I am very grateful to DOER and the Baker-Polito administration for this grant,...

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Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop
Jun26

Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop

BEIJING — The world’s biggest coal users — China, the United States and India — have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year’s record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions. Mining data reviewed by The Associated Press show that production through May is up by at least 121 million tons, or 6 percent, for the three countries compared to the...

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‘Open season’ filed to gauge natural gas market
Jun26

‘Open season’ filed to gauge natural gas market

One year after announcing plans to scrap its proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through Western Massachusetts, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. is looking again at the possibility of building a new natural gas pipeline across New York and New England. An “open season” filing by the Kinder Morgan subsidiary — seeking bids from gas distribution companies and other customers for a new pipeline in the region — that is due to expire June...

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8 protesters arrested at gas pipeline project
Jun26

8 protesters arrested at gas pipeline project

SANDISFIELD — Massachusetts State Police say eight demonstrators were arrested for trespassing into restricted areas at a natural gas pipeline project. Police say the protesters were arrested Saturday at Otis State Forest in Sandisfield without incident. They were among others protesting an easement that allows the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. to widen its right of way through the forest. Police say the demonstration was peaceful. The...

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Francis Crowe, seven others, arrested protesting pipeline in Sandisfield
Jun25

Francis Crowe, seven others, arrested protesting pipeline in Sandisfield

Massachusetts State Police arrested eight protesters in Sandisfield Saturday, the latest chapter in an ongoing effort to disrupt Kinder Morgan pipeline work through Otis State Forest. One of the protesters was 98-year-old Francis Crowe, who has a storied history of activism in Northampton. According to a statement from the Sugar Shack Alliance, the eight protesters face trespassing charges after they held a mock funeral for fossil...

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