Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline are following the would-be route of the line in a protest that’s scheduled to last several weeks.
Representatives from a company proposing a natural gas pipeline across northern Massachusetts made their first appearance in the town of Montague Monday night.
The United States is in the middle of a natural gas boom. This is largely because of fracking, the controversial method for using pressurized fluids to break up rocks to get at the natural gas below.
Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” could be coming to the Connecticut River valley. A conference on the controversial method of extracting shale gas was held Thursday at UMass Amherst.