Weymouth: Legislation Aims at Heavy Oversight of Air Pollution at Compressor Station Sites

Opponents of the proposed compressor station in Weymouth are fighting the project now, but are also considering the long-term fight as they support legislation today in the State House that will require heavy oversight of air pollution at compressor station sites.

Alice Arena, the Executive Director of the Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station-or FRRACS explains

Arena says these compressor stations give off a lot of toxins that are not being considered by the Department of Environmental Protection and this legislation would require the DEP to oversee the air quality monitoring stations.

Arena explains what to do if you want to get involved…

A panel from the FRAACS group as well as a Hingham Group who opposes the project will be testifying today in front of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

 

About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.