Several regional groups have filed motions to intervene with FERC. Intervening helps citizens’ groups and individuals keep their options open in future dealings and FERC hearings on the proposed Tennessee Gas NED Pipeline Project.
North Quabbin Pipeline Action filed a motion to intervene just before Christmas. This letter to FERC states that NQPA opposes the NED project because it is not needed and encourages more use of fossil fuels instead of working toward meeting the goals set forth in the Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Action. This law passed in 2008 calls for the state to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020. Other groups in this region filing motions to intervene with FERC include North Quabbin Energy, Warwick Town Energy and Building Committee, Millers River Watershed Council, Mt. Grace Land Conservation Trust, several towns and other groups. Individuals are encouraged to write short motions to intervene. See information under events.
FERC extended deadline for filing motions to intervene regarding Tennessee Gas Northeast Energy Direct (NED) proposal – Docket #CP16-21 until January 15th. This happened on Monday, Jan. 4th after e-filing portal of FERC was shut down for 4 days over New Year’s week-end and four days over Christmas week-end. People emailed and called FERC, elected officials and other government officials protesting this unfair shutdown. It is important individuals and groups file motions to intervene now. See Intervening at FERC Directions for step-by-step information on how to file a motion (thanks to NoFrackedGasinMass and others for this information. Also see EVENTS.