"Technically, it's speculative," said Bruce Winn, president of Berkshire Environmental Action Team, but he believes the company wants to move quickly in seeking permits if a viable route can be found.
"It would go right through here," Winn
In recent weeks, Tennessee Gas Pipeline
has contacted landowners along the tentative route, seeking permission to do survey work.
The route is expected to angle northeast from an existing gas line coming from New York into Richmond; it would then pass through Lenox and other Berkshire towns, and towns in Franklin County and possibly Hampshire County on its way east to Dracut.
Interest in organizing in the Berkshires to oppose the project is not yet as evolved as in Franklin and Hampshire counties, Winn
said, but he
added that BEAT recently received a number of calls from residents seeking information.
expects the environmental organization will act as a lead group here and provide information.
Winn, a member of the adjunct environmental science faculty at Berkshire Community College, will speak March 8 in Cummington to a rapidly forming Hampshire County citizen group.
said objections to the project include the likelihood gas extracted through controversial fracking techniques will be delivered to Massachusetts. (READ FULL ARTICLE …)