Congressman Lynch recently sent letters to Governor Baker, FERC, and the Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, to ask for a comprehensive safety review of the proposed compressor station. These letters were sent in response to the devasting gas fires and explosions that recently occurred in MA and PA.Read More
If you saw our ad on TV and have not heard of the proposed Weymouth compressor station, you've come to the right place. Below we have outlined an overview of what a compressor is, why it is a problem, and what you can do to help. We encourage you to explore the rest of our site for more info and to reach out to us if you have any questions!Read More
The Fore River Basin is home to 8 industrial facilities. Community air-quality testing has revealed high level of pollutants in the area, including formaldehyde and benzene. The community cannot endure any further destruction or pollution. Instead of building yet another toxic facility, we need to address the pollution that is already there. There’s an article in the Ledger this week that highlights this exact issue. You can read the full piece here.Read More
Local state reps and senators, including Joan Meschino, James Murphy, and Patrick O’Connor, sent a letter to Matthew Beaton, secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and Stephanie Pollack, secretary and chief executive officer of the state Department of Transportation, in response to the tragic gas explosion in Lawrence and Andover last week. They are asking that the compressor station proposal be put on hold until a public transportation safety impact study is conducted. You can read more about their letter in The Patriot Ledger:Read More
Let’s be clear about this, Columbia's negligence led to the disaster that occurred in the Merrimack Valley last week. The customers whose houses didn't blow up will be without heat, hot water, cooking stoves, and dryers for months. Those whose houses did blow up are really up the creek. AND COLUMBIA IS GOING TO TRY TO GET THE RATEPAYERS TO PAY FOR THIS MESS. Let that sink in. Read more from The Boston Globe.Read More
We have a billboard! The billboard will be placed above Bridge-Wey Tailors & Cleaners, 396 Bridge Street in North Weymouth for four weeks. Keep an eye out for it as you drive towards Weymouth/Hingham! We will have another billboard up in mid-October in Quincy near the Southern Artery. Take pictures and share them online!Read More
We are all very weary after the devastation in the Merrimack Valley on Thursday. Our thoughts are with those affected, but more importantly, our actions must make a difference as the days turn to months in this terrible tragedy.
Members of FRRACS recently met up with Jessica Trufant of The Patriot Ledger to talk about our fight against the compressor station and what's to come. You can read Jessica's detailed piece in the Ledger here. Many thanks to Jessica and The Patriot Ledger for keeping this front and center in the community.Read More
We were in Lakeville all day Thursday and Friday for the Wetlands hearing. Very interesting testimony from the Town of Weymouth. And we cannot thank our intervenor group and our attorneys Mike and Lori Hayden enough for all of the hard work done on the prefiled testimony--and for showing up to NOT be questioned by Enbridge or the DEP. Only Dr. Nordgaard was seated for testimony. Thanks for being in the hot seat, Curt!Read More
The Massachusetts House and Senate released their compromised energy bill tonight. To say that we are disappointed by the outcome would be a bit of an understatement. While there are some good parts to this bill--such as forcing the DPU to quantify the gas leaks, the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is below what was needed (2% instead of 3% and going DOWN to 1% after 10 years) and now burning trash to create energy is considered "clean and renewable!" Perfect.
You can read more about the disappointing energy bill here.Read More
Called by the Houma Nation in Louisiana fighting the Bayou Bridge project, we were called to stand in solidarity with all pipeline and climate warriors across the country. At yesterday's stand-out we protested TD Bank's involvement with funding Enbridge and Energy Transfer Partners. Thank you to all who joined us!
If you want to learn more about the fight against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, visit NoBayouBridge.global.Read More
FERC recently announced that they are reviewing their approval process for their Certification of New Interstate Natural Gas Facilities.
Comments are due July 25, 2018.
How to submit comments:
You can submit comments on FERC's website. You will need to enter docket #: PL18-1-000 under eFilings.
For detailed info, please visit the Pipe Line Awareness Network NE (PLAN-NE) website. They put together a great outline of information and resources.Read More
It is this amendment that has the potential of keeping dangerous gas infrastructure away from population centers like the Basin. Of course, we in the Basin do not want these infrastructures on the planet, but the fight continues.
FRRACS would like to offer our most sincere thanks to Sen. O'Connor for keeping the pedal to the metal on this one until it passed. You can read his statement here.Read More
Sen. Barrett also said "this is not just about Weymouth but about every compressor station and about whether constituents stay warm in the winter." No, Sen. Barrett, it is not. It's about an out of control industry wanting to use MA as a freeway to get their filthy product sent to Canada to ship overseas.Read More
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued Spectra (Enbridge) a conditional waterways permit last year but the permit was only good for one year. It has now been a year, so the Town of Weymouth has requested that the State throw out the conditional permit. You can read the full article about this development in the Patriot Ledger here.Read More
Jessica Trufant, a reporter for The Patriot Ledger, joined FRRACS members to help spread the word about our new health-related project, called "Telling Our Stories." Volunteers handed out hundreds of flyers to residents who live in North Weymouth, East Braintree, Quincy Point, and Germantown.
To read the full article in The Patriot Ledger, click here.Read More