Great news, folks! MassDEP has issued a stay on our appeal of Spectra's waterways permit. This comes after the their decision to place a stay on the wetlands permit. The list of permits currently on hold has now grown to 4: wetlands, CZM, air quality, and waterways. The fight is not yet over, but this is certainly something to celebrate!
Many thanks to our attorneys, our local reps, and to all who have put time, money and energy into this fight. As we celebrate, we will remain focused on the road ahead.
You can read the full story in the Patriot Ledger here.
"For the first time since the project was introduced more than two years ago, all regulators have put their reviews of a proposed 7,700-horsepower North Weymouth natural gas compressor station on hold.
On Tuesday, a hearing officer with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection stayed the town’s appeal of a draft waterways permit for the compressor station Spectra Energy-Enbridge subsidiary Algonquin Gas Transmission wants to build on the banks of the Fore River." _Patriot Ledger