By Fred Contrada, Mass Live
DEERFIELD — The town has amended its claim against the federal government concerning the Tennessee Gas Pipeline to include the U.S. Department of Energy as a defendant.
The original claim filed by Conway attorney Cristobal Bonifaz, who is representing Deerfield pro bono, names only the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. It argues that a 2005 amendment to the Natural Gas Act violates the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution and should not be allowed to sanction private land-takings by FERC. Continue reading Deerfield Amends Claim Against Federal Government to Include Department of Energy
By Steve Smith, Hartford Courant
The opposition to the expansion of the Algonquin Natural Gas Pipeline, managed by Spectra Energy, Inc., is growing, as the proposed upgrades to the pipeline become more imminent.
Those opposed to the pipeline cite the fact that pipelines leak and sometimes even explode.
On Jan. 26, a gas pipeline in Brooke County, West Virginia exploded, sending a ball of flames hundreds of feet into the air. No one was hurt in the incident, which remains under investigation. Three other incidents occurred on U.S. pipelines in January, including another explosions in Mississippi, a leak in Montana that spilled 50,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River, and 3 million gallons of saltwater drilling waste that spilled from a North Dakota pipeline. Continue reading Fear of Explosions, Leaks Fuels Struggle Against Gas Pipelines