Some good news for a change, Fore River Campers! Mass DEP has decided to use their own regulations. Coal ash is not, nor has EVER been, historic fill. Funny how a Licensed Site Professional who is taking money from Enbridge to forward the compressor AND taking money from Enbridge to claim there is no problem with the contamination at the site would come up with an Access and Use Limitation report that would ignore the coal ash. Are you laughing yet? You can read more about this update via The Patriot Ledger - State orders more sampling at proposed compressor siteRead More
Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility (GBPSR) had an editorial about the compressor station in The Patriot Ledger. Many thanks to the GBPSR for their continued support! It would certainly have been nice if Gov. Baker's "comprehensive" (not) HIA had included actual health data and relied on actual doctors.Read More
Congressman Lynch has introduced a bill to strengthen the federal procedure for pipeline and compressor station approval. Congressman Lynch has been part of this fight for many years and has consistently brought attention to the safety issue. We thank him for his latest efforts on this bill. Please send him your thanks, too! You can read H.R. 2152, the Pipeline and Compressor Safety Verification Act of 2019, here.Read More
Our amazing District One councilor has not only been fighting the fight alongside of FRRACS-- and leading in so many ways-- she's been training for the Boston Marathon in her spare time! Her efforts to fight cancer-- so familiar in our Basin-- mean more to us than she can know.
You can read more about this story here: The Weymouth News - Cancer statistics motivate Weymouth councilor to run Boston MarathonRead More
Governor Tom Wolf (PA) is under scrutiny after internal government documents, obtained by The Guardian, “raise questions about [his] role in permitting construction of a controversial fossil fuel pipeline that now faces two criminal investigations stemming from widespread environmental and property damage.” (The Guardian)Read More
This explosion was at an oil and gas site in Louisiana. The report states that there weren’t any homes nearby and that no injuries were reported. We are grateful for that. Gov. Baker, are you listening?
You can read more about the story here: KTBS - UPDATE: Natural gas explosion rocks DeSoto ParishRead More
Are you a long-time resident of the Fore River Basin? Do you know anyone in or around the Fore River Basin who has experienced illnesses that could potentially be linked to environmental toxins? We are collecting stories as part of the fight against the compressor station to emphasis the fact that we cannot bare to have anymore toxic facilities in the community. We invite you to attend one of our community meetings to learn more about the project, and to share your story.Read More
Although this article is a year old, the situation has not changed. Fracked gas is hazardous to your health. Nathan Phillips, a professor at Boston University, reviewed the problems with cooking with fracked gas. You can read the full interview with Nathan Phillips here — The Problem with Cooking with (Fracked) Gas (BU Today)Read More
It's beginning to feel like spring! Yay! If you want a "No Compressor" yard sign for your lawn, shoot us an email with your address and we will drop one off: email@example.com. We kindly suggest a $5 donation for the signs, which can be made on our website. Happy Spring!!Read More
“A fire at a petrochemical storage facility sent noxious clouds over two Texas cities, but state authorities are telling residents not to worry. Some residents, told to shelter in place as the fire burned last week and now experiencing symptoms including vomiting, burning eyes, and shortness of breath, aren’t so sure.” Source: Daily Kos - Texas tells people not to worry about vomiting, shortness of breath following massive chemical fireRead More
Governor Baker joins Jim and Margery on BPR once a month to answer questions from the public. Each month we try to call in. A Weymouth resident got through today and asked Baker some direct questions about the compressor station. Baker responded by saying that he has gone to great lengths on this issue - one of his recycled responses. Although we are disappointed by his response, we can’t say that we are surprised. You can read the full transcript of their conversation here.Read More
A large fire at a petrochemical terminal in Houston, TX broke out Sunday evening. The fire spread to eight tanks, though one is said to be empty. Authorities claim that air quality in the area is within normal guidelines. We are skeptical of their findings. No injuries have been reported, luckily, but we are concerned about the potential health impacts that this incident will have on surrounding communities. You can read more about this story here.Read More
A gas leak on Monday led to the evacuation of a public housing building in Weymouth. Apparently, the area was incorrectly marked as “safe to dig”. The gas leak and evacuation strained the Weymouth fire department’s resources, so they had to call in back up from other towns to address other needs throughout Weymouth. This incident heightens our concern about an explosion at the compressor station, and how emergency personnel would be able to respond.
The Patriot Ledger, Jessica Trufant, March 18, 2019 - Dozens evacuated after gas leak at Weymouth public housingRead More