Weymouth: Officials Challenge Waterways Permit for Proposed Compressor Station in Federal Court

Town officials in Weymouth are busy fighting the proposed compressor station in the court room, with nine different open lawsuits currently in state agencies, state courts and federal courts.

That’s Weymouth Town Solicitor, Joseph Callanan, who’s spearheading this legal battle and explains why the waterways and wetlands permit is being challenged in federal court.

Other needed permits include a “Clean Air” permit which will not be issued to the natural gas company until a health impact study is completed that will show the current level of pollutants in the Fore River Basin.

Governor Baker has ordered a “Comprehensive Health Assessment” after seeing results from an independent air testing study conducted by compressor opponent, Dr. Curt Norgaard, which showed that the pollutants are already over the threshold for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

A public hearing regarding this study will be held at the Abigail Adams Middle School on Thursday, June 21st.


About Amy Leonard

Amy Leonard grew up in Carver and always had a passion for radio. She studied radio production at New England Institute of Technology in Rhode Island, then moved to Martha's Vineyard where she worked as a DJ at WVVY producing the midday show called PB and Jams. She has since then camped across the country to California but has made her way back to the only home she knows, the South Shore.