Deerfield MA “Bans” Kinder Morgan TGP Pipeline – Or So They Claim

In September MDN pointed out the antics of the silly nutters in the Town of Deerfield, Massachusetts. The county Board of Health claims they have “unlimited power” to stop the Tennessee Gas Pipeline from coming through their township, if they decide to exercise their impressive (super) powers (see MA Town Health Board Claims “Unlimited Power” to Stop TGP). They’ve just decided to exercise those “powers.” In a breathtakingly bold (and stupid) move, they’ve served notice to Kinder Morgan that all construction on the proposed TGP pipeline in their town is forthwith banned. Of course, according to law, only the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has the power to authorize (or not) the pipeline through Deerfield–but why spoil a really good acid trip flashback for the old hippies behind this nonsense? Lawlessness is very fashionable these days…

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