News coverage of our fight against the compressor station has been building this past week. We're happy to see that word of this is starting to spread beyond the South Shore. Read more for links to recent news article and video clips.Read More
A day after our press conference, Mayor Hedlund announced that Spectra Energy has offered the town $47 million if the town ends their opposition to the compressor. Mayor Hedlund said that he is considering taking the deal.
Please call the Mayor and tell him not to accept any deal from Spectra: 781-335-2000Read More
WEYMOUTH – The Texas company looking to build a natural gas compressor station in North Weymouth has been touting its commitment to meet all federal safety mandates for months. But a subsidiary company of Spectra Energy was fined twice by federal regulators in the past six years for failing to meet safety standards and other requirements at its facilities, including a gas-detecting alarm system that was improperly calibrated for more than a year at a Connecticut compressor station, records show.
Spectra says the violations were “primarily administrative in nature,” and were quickly fixed. But opponents of the proposal, including public officials and resident groups in Weymouth, Quincy and Braintree, say the fines bolster their case that the compressor station in a densely populated area near the Fore River would pose a safety and health hazard to residents, businesses and commuters.Read More
WEYMOUTH – They usually look like oversized storage sheds set back behind tall chain-link fences with a series of pipes coming in one side and out the other.
The gas-fired turbines inside operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to build up pressure inside underground natural gas pipelines, some stretching thousands of miles across the country, to keep the gas flowing through the line.
So-called compressor stations are situated along natural gas pipelines crisscrossing the country, though pinpointing the exact number of them is difficult. Now residents in Weymouth and Quincy are lining up in an effort to stop the newest one from being built next to the Fore River in an area crowded with close to 1,000 homes and a cluster of industrial operations.Read More
QUINCY – Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch announced Tuesday that the city has formally filed to become an intervening party in the regulatory process with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission – a five-member appointed board that makes the final ruling on interstate natural gas pipelines.Read More
Residents and town officials have voiced concerns about Spectra Energy's plan to construct a compressor station in North Weymouth, but the opposition does not seem to be discouraging the Houston based firm from planning to increase the facility's horsepower from 7,500 to 10,900.
The council on Monday approved a resolution proposed by District 1 Councilor Rebecca Haugh to request the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to relocate the proposed compressor station to a more rural and less densely populated area than the North Weymouth site.Read More