The Boston Globe asked readers to submit letters to the editor in advance of Earth Day, detailing what has inspired to take action on environmental issues. A local resident’s letter about the compressor station was featured in the post. Many thanks to Valerie!
Letter from The Boston Globe:
“A unique lens on our surroundings
As a volunteer, I have photographed 100 different sites — beaches, rocky coasts, shore-side parks, public boat ramps, harbor walks, coves, marshes, creeks, scenic overlooks, and harbor islands — for the Massachusetts Coast Guide Online, an online map developed by the state Office of Coastal Zone Management. I have done this for two reasons: The public needs to be aware of these coastal treasures in order to advocate for their preservation and protection, and I enjoy taking photos of beautiful places. One of these coastal sites is Kings Cove Park, on the Weymouth side of the Fore River Bridge, right next to the site of a proposed natural gas compressor station. If built, this compressor station would be a serious health hazard to park-goers and residents in a densely populated area of the South Shore.
Valerie A. Russo,