Residents want answers for potential pipeline

DEERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – People in the Franklin county town of Deerfield criticized the controversial proposal to have a natural gas pipeline run through their town.

There were no representatives of the Kinder-Morgan pipeline company present at last night’s public meeting. Residents had hoped Kinder Morgan would answer questions how the pipeline would impact the town.

Farmers were particularly concerned, “You cannot plant fruit trees over the pipeline. where ever the pipe would run through our orchard we would lose production forever in that 75 feet,” said Tom Clark.

22News contacted Kinder Morgan, the pipeline people on Thursday. Public affairs director Richard Wheately said they hope to arrange a meeting with the people of Deerfield next month to address their concerns.

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