Weymouth: Proposed Compressor Station Gets Thumbs Down from Local Residents

 

A hearing by the state’s Energy Facilities Siting Board takes place tonight in Weymouth about a proposal to build a compressor station for a natural gas pipeline.

A meeting earlier this month on the proposal was met with strong opposition by most of the 200 people in attendance.

Spectra Energy’s Algonquin Gas Transmission subsidiary is preparing plans for the station, which would be built near the Fore River Bridge and next to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority pumping station.

Opponents from Braintree, Quincy and Weymouth say the facility is not needed, and, shouldn’t be built in a densely populated area, with nearly 1,000 homes within a half-mile of the site.

Weymouth Mayor Sue Kay came out in opposition to the project at the meeting saying the site is in an area which would be flooded in the event of a hurricane.

Tonight’s hearing on the proposal is at 7 p.m. at the Abigail Adams Middle School in Weymouth, even though the state board does not actually have authority over the project.

 

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