Property & Utilities

Westwood, Dedham, West Roxbury residents: Keep yourself informed about this addition to the neighborhood. Read about property rights and utility rates to learn more about how the pipeline project could affect you.

Construction workers in Dedham

Construction workers surveying for Spectra in Dedham, Mass., June 16, 2015.



Following Sept. 13, 2018 gas-related explosions in Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts, NiSource (and its subsidiary Columbia Gas of Massachusetts) is being sued. See: “Lawsuit Targets Massachusetts Utility Over Deadly Gas Explosions,” Nate Raymond, Insurance Journal, Sept. 19, 2018.

Intervenors’ court case: As of Oct 2017, there is a Petition for Review in the D.C. Circuit, on behalf of multiple intervenors under CP14-96.

Aug. 17, 2016: Mass. Supreme Judicial Court strikes down the ‘pipeline tax’: Residential electricity customers will not have to pay to subsidize privately owned natural gas pipelines.

West Roxbury Lateral: Important Things to Know (.docx)

“Heating Prices Set to Drop for Winter,” by Charlene Arsenault, Patch, Sept. 22, 2015.

“Rising electricity rates explained: Tactic for natural gas pipeline,” by Heather Bellow, The Berkshire Edge, Jan. 29, 2015.

“Gordon Van Welie, do your job: LNG makes pipeline expansion unnecessary.” Opinion by Vince Premus, CommonWealth Magazine, April 3, 2015.

Natural Gas Pipeline Right-of-Ways: Understanding Landowner Rights and Options

RealProperty Issues & Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines

Natural Gas Pipeline Right-of-Ways by Dave Messersmith

The Facts About Utility Rate Hikes

Wrecking the Earth: Fracking has grave radiation risks few talk about by Christopher Busby

“ISO Corrects Its Big Mistake — And Will Count Renewable Energy,” by Jerry Elmer, Conservation Law Foundation, Jan. 26, 2015.

“New gas pipelines can be avoided: Back-up fuel incentives are the way to go,” Kathryn R. Eiseman, CommonWealth: Politics, Ideas, and Civic Life in Massachusetts, Jan. 20, 2015.

Construction workers in Dedham

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