Pipelines are unsafe. No amount of PR can hide that. An Enbridge pipeline in Ohio exploded today. This is the same company that wants to build a compressor station in Weymouth. Please keep those affected in your hearts. U.S. News - Enbridge Gas Pipeline Explosion Causes Fireball in OhioRead More
Thank you for the updates, Mayor Hedlund and Solicitor Callanan!
A new report from our friends at Oil Change International gives us still more motivation to stop Spectra-Enbridge in the Fore River Basin. You can access the full report here: Oil Change International - Drilling Towards Disaster: Why U.S. Oil and Gas Expansion Is Incompatible with Climate LimitsRead More
Some good news! Congressman Lynch is asking for a Federal review of the DEP air quality permit and is going to convene a public meeting with PHMSA and NTSB on safety and security. Please send your thanks to Congressman Lynch!Read More
She's baaaack!! Andrea is back trying to get an appointment with the Governor to speak to him about the compressor station. Last time it took 82 days and he never acknowledged her. But this time? We want to make sure he knows that Andrea is not going anywhere!
Read Andrea’s blog about why she chose to relaunch her sit-in.
A timely report adding more scientific weight to our fight against racial and economic injustice in the siting of toxic emitters and waste facilities. Full report: BU Today - Air Pollution Inequality Growing in MassachusettsRead More
A local film director who lives in Quincy made some "before and after" images of what the Fore River area would potentially look like with a compressor station. It's not the aesthetically-pleasing image that Enbridge likes to present.Read More
Action Item: CALL GOV. BAKER -- 617-725-4005
Gov. Baker let us down. He could have done something to protect MA residents from a toxic facility but he chose not to. Contact Gov. Baker and let him know how you feel. Express your disappointment in him for not taking steps to deny the air quality permit.Read More
We wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their support, not just at the rally but over the past four years. It's truly amazing what we have accomplished as a community. Friday's announcement about the air quality permit was disappointing, but it does not signal the end.Read More
We are sure that you may already know that we suffered a major set-back yesterday (January 11, 2019) with the issuance of the final Air Quality Plan Approval--the last step before a full permit. You can go here to view this Approval. What can we do? We can fight. And fight we will. Read on to find out what you can do.Read More
Thank you to Hingham Residents Against the Compressor (HRAC) for commenting to Gov. Baker on not only the air quality permit and the HIA, but including the fact that his directive on safety and coastal resiliency has gone unanswered!
At this point, Mayor Hedlund (Weymouth), Mayor Koch (Quincy), and Mayor Sullivan (Braintree) have all submitted letters to Governor Baker, asking him to deny the air quality permit. We thank them all for advocating on behalf of their constituents.Read More
Members of the legislative delegation for the South South submitted a letter to Gov. Baker regarding the HIA, asking him to consider denying the air quality permit.
Many, many thanks to them for submitting this letter and for voicing their concern!Read More
The results of the Public Involvement Program (PIP) for the cleanup of oil contamination are now finalized. The Final Permanent Solution with Condition Statement (PSWCS ) from Algonquin Gas Transmission is now available at http://www.mass.gov/dep (go to Release Tracking numbers (RTNs) 4-26243/4-26230) Atlantic Bridge Project, Weymouth Compressor Station 6 & 50 Bridge Street, Weymouth, MA 02191.Read More
The Town of Weymouth submitted a letter to FERC regarding the Commission's swift approval of Spectra's request for a 2-year extension. The letter presents strong arguments, including Spectra's invalid Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP). You can read the statement below.
Many thanks to the Town of Weymouth for continuing to advocate for its residents.
The undersigned members of the HIA advisory committee sent a letter to Governor Baker this morning in response to last Friday's final HIA report. They express their disappointment with the report and state that the Commonwealth needs to deny the air quality permit based on the evidence presented but ignored in the conclusions of the report. You can read their statement below.Read More