1. Area legislators prod state regulators to act quickly on Berkshire Gas moratorium

    Area legislators prod state regulators to act quickly on Berkshire Gas moratorium

    Six western Massachusetts legislators on Wednesday prodded the state's Department of Public Utilities to quickly "identify a way forward" to end a natural gas service moratorium in eight Pioneer Valley towns. The lawmakers said they are "deeply concerned" about the moratorium's economic development impact, and pushed the DPU to approve a solution. Citing capacity constraints, Berkshire Gas Co. in 2014 and 2015 declared a moratorium on new and expanded natural gas service in its Eastern Division, which encompasses Amherst, Deerfield, Greenfield, Hadley, Hatfield, Montague, Sunderland, and Whately.

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