Franklin County gas pipeline meeting postponed

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GREENFIELD (AP) -- A meeting to discuss a proposed natural gas pipeline in western Massachusetts has been postponed over concerns that the venue it was to be held in is too small.

The meeting scheduled for Thursday was a joint gathering of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments and the Franklin Regional Planning Board to discuss the pipeline proposed to cut through the county.

It was scheduled to be held in a room at the Olver Transit Center in Greenfield that holds about 100.

Northampton attorney Michael Pill tells The Recorder that such a small venue essentially excludes the public. He filed a complaint with the attorney general’s office alleging a violation of open meeting laws.

Many are opposed to the pipeline and organizers were concerned about protests.

The meeting has not been rescheduled.


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