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• 6/29/17 — Enbridge withdraws project from FERC docket

• 6/27/17 — The Acushnet Board of Selectmen requested that FERC close the Access Northeast application. » See filing on FERC docket

• 11/2/16 — Argus media reports Access Northeast gas pipeline delayed to 2019. Spectra looks for LDC contracts for project while considering legislative options for making pipeline tax for EDC contracts legal in MA, especially considering the fact that governors in the region remain supportive of the project. Executives expect to make an announcement either later this year or early in 2017 on what contracts it has negotiated for the project, and Spectra is still likely to continue seeing environmental approval of the project as planned.

10/6/16NH PUC Dismisses Eversource’s petition for long-term contract and pipeline tax for Access Northeast

8/22/16 — National Grid files Motion to Withdraw MA DPU Application #16-05 that would have sought capacity on Access Northeast.

8/22/16 — Eversource files Motion to Withdraw MA DPU Application #15-181 that would have sought capacity on Access Northeast.

8/17/16 — “Pipeline tax” on electric bills that would have funded electric generator investment in capacity on gas pipelines declared illegal by Mass. Supreme Judicial Court.


» $3.2 Billion Natural Gas Pipeline Put On Hold
by Gregory B. Hladky, Hartford Courant
June 30, 2017

» Northeast Natural-Gas Pipeline Project Suspended
By TIM FAULKNER, ecoRI News
June 30, 2017

» Maine’s preferred natural gas pipeline project withdraws from permitting
By Darren Fishell, BDN Maine
June 29, 2017

» Access Northeast pipeline put on indefinite hold
by Bruce Mohl, Commonwealth Magazine
June 29, 2017

» Enbridge suspends Access Northeast natural gas pipeline plan
by Mary Serreze, Springfield Republican / MassLive
June 29, 2017

» Lacking financing, utilities put $3 billion natural gas pipeline plan on hold
By Jon Chesto, Boston Globe
June 29, 2017

» Shrewsbury town meeting adopts resolution against pipeline; approves budget with school staff increases
By Elaine Thompson, Telegram & Gazette Staff
May 15, 2017

» Grafton town meeting puts opposition to pipeline on record
By Susan Spencer, Worcester Telegram & Gazette Staff
May 8, 2017

» NatGrid backs away from pipeline financing proposal, environmentalist declare victory
By Eli Sherman, Providence Business News
January 13, 2017 5:30 pm

» Eversource Appeals State’s Pipeline Ruling to N.H. Supreme Court
by: David Brooks, Concord Monitor
January 7, 2017

» Spectra Delays Filing on Proposed Gas Pipeline Expansion Project
by: Jessica Trufant, The Patriot Ledger
December 27, 2016

» Access Northeast on Pause at FERC to ’Solidify the Commercial Foundation’
by: Jeremiah Shelor, Natural Gas Intelligence
December 21, 2016

» Seeking Selectmen Urged to Join Has Pipeline Fight
by: Paul Connors, Sun Chronicle (Attleboro, MA)
December 19, 2016

» Speakers in Grafton Highlight Risks of Proposed Gas Pipeline
by: Craig S. Semon, Worcester Telegram
December 17, 2017

» Pipeline Protestors Steadfast Despite Guilty Verdict
by: Roby May, loud (USA Today)
December 16, 2016

» Spectra Energy Applauds Guilty Verdict for ‘Montrose 9’
by: Bryan Fumagalli, Peekskill Post
December 13, 2016

» Gas compressor opposition grows: Attleboro residents, city official raise voices against Rehoboth station
by: George W. Rhodes, Sun Chronicle
December 11, 2016

» Letter: Blocking Spectra Energy’s ‘Access Northeast Project’
by: Carol Strauss Sotiropoulos, Worcester Telegram
December 10, 2016

» With Gas Pipeline Projects Blocked, State Searching for an Energy Plan
by: Gregory B Hladky, Hartford Courant
December 9, 2016

» Warning: Unnecessary Pipelines Could Leave Consumers Holding the Bag
by: Natalie Karas, Environmental Defense Fund Blog
December 7, 2016

» Hundreds March on State Capitol to Demand Commitment to Renewable Energy
by: Kels Dayton, WTNH (New Haven, CT)
December 3, 2016

» Residents Gear up to Oppose Rehoboth Natural Gas Compressor Station
by: Steph Machado, WPRI (Providence, RI)
November 30, 2016

» Conservation Law Foundation Renews Effort to Quash Gas Tax for Regional Pipeline
by: Ambar Espinoza, Rhode Island Public Radio
November 29, 2016

» Rep Kennedy meets with Rehoboth residents about LNG compressor station
by: Steve Ahlquist, RI Future
November 21, 2016

» Eversource confident on gas pipeline project: Predicts Access Northeast will begin construction in 2019
by: Bruce Mohl, Commonwealth Magazine
November 4, 2016

» Access Northeast gas pipeline delayed to 2019
Argus Media
November 2, 2016

» Connecticut Cancels Plans For Major Natural Gas Projects
by: Gregory B. Hladky, Hartford Courant
October 27, 2016

» Conn. Energy Officials Pull Plug On Pipeline In Favor Of Renewable Energy Investments
by: Bruce Gellerman, WBUR
October 27, 2016

» Connecticut Becomes Most Recent State to Back Away from Spectra’s Access Northeast Pipeline Project
by: Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
October 27, 2016

» Connecticut Drops NatGas RFP as New England Cooperation Falls Apart
by: Joe Fisher, Natural Gas Intelligencer
October 27, 2016

» Gas pipeline dealt possibly fatal blow: CT calls off procurement after NH, MA rulings
by: Bruce Mohl, Commonwealth Magazine
October 26, 2016

» Weymouth not giving up in battle to stop compressor station
by: Jessica Trufant, The Patriot Ledger
Oct 21, 2016

» Regulators reject Eversource’s funding proposal for natural gas
by: DAVID BROOKS, Concord Monitor staff
October 8, 2016

» Plan B for a pipeline: Some say Baker’s new approach faces legal hurdles
by: Bruce Mohl, Commonwealth Magazine
September 1, 2016

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August 30, 2016
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» Gas pipeline firm says it’s full-speed ahead: In wake of SJC ruling, ‘do nothing scenario is untenable’
by: John Flynn,  Lee Olivier and  Bill Yardley, Commonwealth Magazine
August 24, 2016

» Spectra Energy to stick with natural gas pipeline expansion despite setbacks
by Tux Turkell, Portland Press Herald
August 24, 2016

» Customers Pull Contracts for Spectra Pipeline Effort After Massachusetts Ruling: National Grid, Eversource Energy withdraw petitions to take gas from Algonquin system
by: Alison Sider, Wall Street Journal, August 23, 2016

» Eversource, National Grid withdraw petitions for capacity on Access Northeast gas pipeline
by: Mary Serreze, MassLive, August 23, 2016

» 2 Major Utilities Backing Pipeline Project Back Out
by: Bruce Gellerman, WBUR, August 23, 2016

» Spectra committed to pipeline project, utilities withdraw DPU filings
by: Michael P. Norton, State House News Service
(via Berkshire Eagle), 08/23/2016

» Coalition Seeks To Overturn FERC’s Approval Of AIM Pipeline
By Allison Dunne, WAMC Radio
Aug 15, 2016

» Special town meeting aims to put Acushnet in opposition to proposed LNG facility
by: Steve Urbon, South Coast Today, August 11, 2016

» Natural gas plan worries Weymouth
by: Kathy McCabe, Boston Globe, July 29, 2016

» Trucking facilities stripped from LNG terminal proposal after uproar
by: Steve Urbon, South Coast Today
June 27, 2016

» Federal agency sifts public comments on proposed pipeline
by: Amanda Beland, Walpole Times, June 17, 2016

» Warren, Markey allege conflict of interest in federal pipeline review
by: Christian Schiavone, The Patriot Ledger
June 13, 2016

» Compressor station plan rejected by Weymouth Conservation Commission
by: Christian Schiavone, The Patriot Ledger
May 25, 2016

» Technical report on PM2.5 air pollution in Weymouth and Quincy, MA
by: Dr. Curtis Nordgaard, Environmental Health and Justice, April 27, 2016

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