PHMSA Compressor Station Safety Meeting Recap

Officials from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) came to Weymouth to hold a public listening session to examine the serious public safety issues relating to the construction and operation of the proposed Weymouth compressor station. The meeting was organized and facilitated by Congressman Lynch. We thank Congressman Lynch for organizing this important meeting.

FRRACS held a standout before the meeting started. We were joined by community members, the Grim Reaper, Congressman Lynch, and a cardboard cutout of Charlie Baker (aka Governor Gas). If Baker doesn’t want to show up to support his constituents, his cardboard cutout will.

Public Testimony

Nearly 250 people filled the auditorium of Abigail Adams Middle School for the meeting. It was a great turnout. Many of our local elected officials were in attendance and provided their testimony at the beginning of the meeting. You can watch the meeting in full here (many thanks to WETC for filming).

News Reports

Boston 25 News - Weymouth residents fight proposed compressor station near Fore River bridge (video)

95.9 WATD - Weymouth: Hundreds Attend Federal Committee Meeting on Gas Compressor Station Proposal (audio)

Weymouth News - Compressor foes state their case at hearing

WGBH - Federal Pipeline Regulators Hear Safety Concerns About Weymouth Compressor From Officials and Residents