Safety meeting with PHMSA scheduled for June 17

The compressor station proposal poses many safety risks. We know that pipelines and compressor stations leak and explode. It’s only a matter of time. We’ve been urging safety agencies to listen to our concerns but they haven’t been very responsive. Congressman Lynch has been a vocal ally in this fight for many years and has been pushing the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to seriously consider and examine the many safety issues related to the compressor station proposal. We’re happy to announce that PHMSA has agreed to host a listening session in Weymouth on June 17. This will be an important meeting, so we need to pack the room. The meeting will present community members with a space to raise their concerns and to ask questions. We encourage you to attend the event! Come with your questions and concerns. Many thanks to Congressman Lynch for making this meeting happen. We’re fortunate to have local reps who advocate for us. Monday, June 17 | 7-9 PM | Abigail Adams Middle School, 89 Middle Street, Weymouth

You can read more about the meeting here: The Patriot Ledger - Hearing on compressor station safety set for June 17

Excerpt from The Patriot Ledger: “Federal regulators will hold public listening session in Weymouth to hear residents’ concerns regarding a proposed 7,700-horsepower natural-gas compressor station that would sit on the banks of the Fore River.

Congressman Stephen Lynch, a South Boston Democrat, sent a letter in January to Howard “Skip” Elliott, administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, requesting the field hearing.

Lynch said the administration has agreed to host the hearing from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at Abigail Adams Middle School, 89 Middle St. in Weymouth.

“The (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) has arranged for regional staff members who are fully qualified and familiar with the area to attend and answer any questions the public may have about the proposed compressor station,” Lynch’s office said in a statement. “This will be an opportunity to raise the significant and documented concerns of health experts, citizens groups and residents of the surrounding residential neighborhoods.”’