DALTON, Mass. (AP) -- Dalton's Select Board has voted to withdraw the permission it had granted to Tennessee Gas Co. to perform survey work.

The Berkshire Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1zzcU9O ) that nearly residents have urged the Select Board to rescind permission granted in February to survey a 19-acre parcel.

Tennessee Gas intends to build a 250-mile pipeline to carry natural gas from upstate New York to Dracut, north of Lowell. The company two weeks ago reported that the survey was imminent.

The Northeast Pipeline Expansion Project calls for a high-pressure, 36-inch line to pass through portions of Dalton, Hinsdale, Lenox, Peru, Richmond, Washington and Windsor.

Several of the communities are opposing the project for environmental and other concerns.

Planners have said the project will try to be as environmentally friendly as possible as the pipeline is routed.

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Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com


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