from The New Yorker magazine
Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey's request for postponement of Thursday's Superior Court Hearing in Pittsfield has been granted. The hearing has been changed to be a strictly procedural meeting to set the schedule, so a show of public support is not needed at this time. In this case, Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. is suing the Commonwealth and its Department of Conservation & Recreation to gain the right of eminent domain to access land in Otis State Forest to store gas for the Connecticut Expansion pipeline project.
As we wrote previously, Otis SF is protected by Article 97 of the state's Constitution. Granting of eminent domain would set a critical precedent for the large number of land parcels protected by Art. 97 along the proposed NED pipeline route--which includes Franklin County and the Millers River watershed. The CT Expansion project will provide no gas for MA. For more info click here.