MassDEP Indicates Ch. 91 Waterways Approval

MassDEP Indicates Ch. 91 Waterways Approval

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!

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Senators Markey and Warren & Congressman Lynch Submit Comments

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!

Hingham Selectpeople Oppose Compressor

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.