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Court: Ratepayers can’t be asked to finance natural gas pipelines

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BOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts is blocking electric utilities from passing on to ratepayers the costs of building new natural gas pipelines. The Supreme Judicial Court in its unanimous decision on Wednesday said state regulators made a mistake in approving the tariffs and authorizing utilities to sign long-term contracts for natural gas generating capacity. The decision was ...

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Al Gore’s daughter among 23 arrested in pipeline protest

Karenna Gore, pipeline protest

BOSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore’s daughter was among 23 people arrested during a protest of a pipeline under construction. The arrests happened Wednesday at the site of Spectra Energy’s West Roxbury Lateral pipeline in Boston. Karenna Gore was among demonstrators who tried to block construction activity on the site by lying in a trench dug for the ...

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Township sets public forum for residents on gas explosion

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GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Elected supervisors of a western Pennsylvania township have scheduled a meeting where residents can get more information about a massive natural gas pipeline explosion last month. Officials from Salem Township, Westmoreland County’s emergency management team and Spectra Energy, the Houston company that owns the pipeline and several others that run through the township, will be present ...

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Possibly flawed welds cited in Pennsylvania pipeline blast

Investigators say they’ve found evidence of corrosion on a natural gas pipeline that exploded in western Pennsylvania last week, damaging homes and burning a resident. The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration says the cause of the blast remains unknown, but the corrosion indicates a “possible flaw” in the coating material applied to welded joints. The federal agency said ...

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Top Marcellus news stories: April 22-29

Top Marcellus news stories: April 22-29

Read this week’s top Marcellus news stories below. Pipelines and new investments dominated the headlines as the continued shale gas slump impacts Marcellus producers. 5. Constitution pipeline ready to go, Kinder Morgan project shelved ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — While one company has shelved plans for a natural gas pipeline from New York into New England, another project following a similar ...

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Huge fireball in gas explosion burns homes, fleeing man

Huge fireball in gas explosion burns homes, fleeing man

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A natural gas pipeline exploded in a towering, roaring fireball Friday, destroying a home several hundred yards away, damaging at least three others and creating waves of intense heat that burned a fleeing homeowner as he ran down a road, authorities said. “It looked like you were looking down into hell,” said Forbes Road Volunteer Fire ...

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Pipeline opponents plan rally; want NY to deny permit

Pipeline opponents plan rally; want NY to deny permit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Members of environmental groups plan to rally at the state Capitol as they continue efforts to stop construction of a 124-mile natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to eastern New York. Opponents of the Constitution Pipeline want the Cuomo administration to deny a water quality permit for the project. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval of the project ...

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West Virginia natural gas producer fined for discharge

West Virginia natural gas producer fined for discharge

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A natural gas pipeline company has paid a $14,440 fine to settle an environmental complaint stemming from a ruptured pipe in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that Williams Ohio Valley Midstream paid the penalty after 132 barrels of natural gas components discharged last year in Moundsville. Media outlets report the components ...

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Forest Service seeks public comment on pipeline survey

View of the George Washington National Forest in Virginia. (Image: John W. Iwanski via Flickr)

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says the public can weigh in through March 21 on whether to allow surveys through the George Washington National Forest for a proposed natural gas pipeline. The energy companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are proposing a 14.3-mile route through the national forest for the $5 billion energy project. The pipeline would ...

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Plans resume for natural gas pipeline in northeast Nebraska

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — Work has resumed on development of a 50-mile natural gas pipeline dubbed the Northeast Nebraska Line that will run from Bancroft to Norfolk. The Norfolk Daily News says Black Hills Energy first announced the project last year after a Houston-based company said it planned to build a manufacturing plant in Norfolk. But falling oil prices interrupted ...

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