Call MassDEP and demand that they issue new, independent reviews of Spectra's permit applications! The number to call is 508-946-2700.Read More
The MassDEP released a letter today explaining that they intend to approve Spectra's Ch. 91 Waterways permit, pursuant upon "Special Conditions" to be carried out by Spectra. We were not expecting it as we were under the impression that it could not be issued without the Wetlands permit.
There is a 21-day commenting period -- comments are due June 7. More info and a commenting guideline coming soon!Read More
State Senator O'Connor has submitted a bill that would prevent the construction of compressor stations within a half mile of certain facilities and vulnerable areas, and we need folks to attend the Joint Committee hearing on Tuesday, May 16 at 1pm.Read More
Congressman Lynch, Senator Warren, and Senator Markey sent a letter to MassDEP in opposition to the proposed Air Quality Plan. We thank them for their support and encourage Gov. Baker to follow their lead.
It's also important to recognize the folks in the community who continuously call, email, and visit our state reps and urge them to speak out. Weymouth resident, Wendy, pushed hard to get Lynch, Warren, and Markey to submit comments on this matter and we thank her for her dedicated efforts!
The Town of Weymouth and their associated 10-person intervenor group submitted comments in regards to Spectra's Air Quality Plan. In addition to addressing concerns around inaccurate air quality modelling, the Town conducted independent noise monitoring and found that the compressor would exceed allowable nighttime noise standards.Read More
After growing public attention, the Hingham Selectpeople have signed a resolution opposing the compressor station. The residents of Hingham have been pushing hard for this. We are grateful to have their support!
from the Patriot Ledger:
"A large crowd of project opponents attended the selectmen’s meeting this week to express concern about potential negative impacts on air quality and local residents’ health. Their concerns also include possible noise and odors.
“Nothing is more important than health and safety issues affecting our families,” Selectman Paul Gannon said."
Read the full article here.