April  14, 2017
 
 
 
 
CONNECTICUT EXPANSION:
FERC issues  Notice to Proceed with tree felling and construction of CT Expansion Pipeline

On April 12, FERC issued the Notice to Proceed with tree felling and construction for the TGP’s (Kinder Morgan) Connecticut Expansion Pipeline project. There are a few unresolved issues that should have prevented that from happening.


• LANDOWNER REQUEST FOR REHEARING HAS GONE UNANSWERED
The request for a rehearing of FERC’s approval of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity has gone unanswered for over a year. Their request raises concerns of impact, improper procedure and questioning the need for the project based on confidential contracts that they have obtained . In the meantime, a “Tolling Order” issued by the office of FERC’s Secretary Bose has prevented the landowners from challenging the project’s approval in court.

THE NARRAGANSETT INDIAN TRIBE HISTORICAL PRESERVATION OFFICE (NITHPO) MOTION TO INTERVENE HAS NOT BEEN ADDRESSED BY FERC
The Notice To Proceed was issued by the Office of Energy Projects, early in day the on April 12, 2017, even though there were documents recently registered on the docket that the Narragansett Indian Tribe Historical Preservation Office (NITHPO) would, by the end of the business day, filing objections to the plan outlined in the Notification of Adverse Effect regarding Ceremonial Stone Landscapes (CSLs), sacred to regional Native American cultures.


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FRIDAY — APRIL 21, 2017 — DALTON, MA ART SHOW POSTCARD - FULL

Opening: "Wild Berkshires" Art Show Celebrating Berkshire Nature & Wildlife. The Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) is pleased to announce its 1st Annual “Wild Berkshires” Art Show - a fundraiser for BEAT that features local artists celebrating nature and wildlife in their art. The art show is a major component of BEAT’s 1st Annual Spring Enviro Action Fair & Expo, taking place on May 13th. Both the art show and the expo will take place at The Stationery Factory Gallery in Dalton. 5:00 – 7:00 pm The Stationery Factory Gallery 63 Flansburg Ave.


SUNDAY — APRIL 23, 2017 — GREAT BARRINGTON
Fundraiser for Ceremonial Stone Landscape Legal Fund

SATURDAY — MAY 13, 2017 — DALTON, MA


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