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.
We had over 100 people in the park on Saturday, including many of our local elected officials. We are fortunate to have the support of so many elected officials. We were joined by Mayors Hedlund, Koch, and Sullivan; state Sens. Patrick O’Connor and Walter Timilty; state Reps. James Murphy, Bruce Ayers, Joan Meschino, Jim Hawkins, and Mark Cusack; School Committee member Anthony Andronico; and city council members from Weymouth and Quincy, including Councilors Haugh, Happel, Heffernan, DiFazio, Croall, and McCarthy. Congressman Stephen Lynch and state Sen. John Keenan were not able to attend the rally but offered their continued support.
Mayor Hedlund, Mayor Koch, and Mayor Sullivan all spoke at the rally and expressed their continued commitment - both vocal and financial - to stopping the compressor station. Weymouth, Quincy, and Braintree have been strong supporters in this fight. We are immensely grateful to have their support and know that their financial commitment will be instrumental in fighting Enbridge in the courts.
Please take a moment to thank your Mayor, state Senator, Representative, and city or town Councilor for being a strong partner in this fight.
We'd also like to thank all of the community groups and organizations who have offered their support and stood with us in the cold on Saturday. Special thanks to Hingham Residents Against the Compressor Station, Families Against Enbridge, 350MA, Mothers out Front, Toxics Action Center, and pipeline fighters from West Roxbury, and Sharon. We hope we didn't forget anyone!
We truly can't say thank you enough. The fight continues.