WMass town revokes permission for gas pipeline survey

Controversial project would cross Massachusetts

anti pipeline sign

DALTON, Mass. (AP) — Dalton’s Select Board has voted to withdraw the permission it had granted to Tennessee Gas Co. to perform survey work.

The Berkshire Eagle reports nearly 50 residents have urged the Select Board to rescind permission granted in February to survey a 19-acre parcel.

Tennessee Gas intends to build a 250-mile pipeline to carry natural gas from upstate New York to Dracut, north of Lowell. Two weeks ago, the company reported the survey was imminent.

The Northeast Pipeline Expansion Project calls for a high-pressure, 36-inch line to pass through portions of Dalton, Hinsdale, Lenox, Peru, Richmond, Washington and Windsor.

Several communities are opposing the project for environmental and other concerns.

Planners have said the project will try to be as environmentally friendly as possible as the pipeline is routed.

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