Sunday, May 8, 2016

Upcoming Energy Facilities Siting Board Hearings

Having seen that a recent pipeline explosion on the Spectra pipeline can happen, you can take action to see that the pipeline expansion doesn't come to Franklin.

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What can you do?

Energy Facilities Siting Board Hearings: The Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB), , has scheduled an opportunity for the public to receive updated information concerning the Access Northeast Project, to ask questions and to provide input to the Siting Board. 

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the FERC, is the primary permitting authority with regard to Access Northeast. The Massachusetts EFSB participates in FERC proceedings involving natural gas pipelines in order to represent the interests of the Commonwealth and its residents. The details concerning the Energy Facilities Siting Board’s public hearings are noted below.

  • Monday, May 9, 2016, 7:00 pm

Walpole High School Auditorium
275 Common Street
Walpole, MA 02081

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 7:00 pm

Abigail Adams Middle School Auditorium
89 Middle Street East
Weymouth, MA 02189

  • Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00 pm

Ford Middle School Auditorium
708 Middle Road
Acushnet, MA 02743

Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities: The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities is holding hearings to charge all electric ratepayers a tariff for the Spectra Access Northeast pipeline construction. 


1. Eversource: DPU Docket #15-181 Access Northeast - May 23, Walpole High School, 7 p.m. Hearing Officer, Laura Koepnick,
CC: Comments due by the end of Hearing.

HARD COPY MAILED: Mark D. Marini, Secretary, Department of Public Utilities, One South Station, Boston, MA 02110

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: In addition, the FERC is expected to schedule Scoping Hearings in Massachusetts in mid to late May, (TBA).

fire from pipeline explosion in Sandusky PA (Sandusky Register photo)
fire from pipeline explosion in Sandusky PA (Sandusky Register photo)

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