March 29, 2016
 
 
 
 

KM / TGP Eminent Domain Hearing in Berkshire Co. Superior Court postponed

After several days of filings and counter-filings, the Attorney General’s request for postponement of Thursday’s Superior Court Hearing in Pittsfield for TGP v. Commonwealth hearing for eminent domain of land in Otis State Forest for CT Exp has been granted.

The hearing has been changed to be a strictly procedural meeting to set the schedule. The meeting is public but nothing beyond the 10 procedural points outlined in these Orders will be discussed.

We won’t know the rescheduled hearing date until after that meeting.


FERC denies KM's request for tree felling, demands more info

Thanks to everyone who commented against this request for special permission to start tree cutting for the CT Expansion pipeline. Once again, public input seems to be making FERC make decisions more carefully. This issue needs no more comments at this time.    . » Read more

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Hearings Timeline  (and one BIG rally!)
Chronological listing of upcoming hearings. Please attend all you can.
WE NEED A SHOW OF NUMBERS AT EVERY HEARING!


*3/30/16 - 7:00pm - DPU Hearing for KM Survey Access, NED Pipeline
Greenfield Middle School, 195 Federal St., Greenfield, MA


4/5/16 - 11:30am - Rally to Save NY from FERC, All Northeast Pipelines!
East Capitol Park, Albany, NY 
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*4/5/16 - 7:00pm - DPU Hearing for KM Survey Access, NED Pipeline
Lunenburg High School, 1079 Mass. Avenue, Lunenburg, MA

*4/6/16 - 7:00pm - DPU Hearing for KM Survey Access, NED Pipeline
Lynnfield Middle School, 505 Main St., Lynnfield, MA

*4/13/16 - 7:00pm - DPU Hearing for KM Survey Access, NED Pipeline
Dracut Sr. High School, 1540 Lakeview Ave., Dracut, MA

*4/14/16 - 7:00pm - DPU Hearing for KM Survey Access, NED Pipeline
Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen Rd., Andover, MA

()5/3/16 - 7:00pm - DPU Hearing for tariffs on National Grid, ANE Pipeline
Stoughton High School, 232 Pearl St., Sroughton, MA 
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()5/10/16 - 7:00pm - DPU Hearing for tariffs on National Grid, NED Pipeline
Timony Grammar School, 45 Pleasant View St., Metheun, MA

()5/23/16 - 7:00pm - DPU Hearing for tariffs on Eversource, ANE Pipeline
Walpole High School, 275 Common St., Walpole, MA

These hearings challenge our:
* Landowner rights
() Electric ratepayer rights

CT Expansion Eminent Domain Hearing Rules
Public Hearing on Kinder Morgan’s Eminent Domain case for the CT Expansion pipeline.   (» See KM’s Court filings)


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