CITING HAZARDS, EXPERTS URGE BAKER TO RESCIND NATURAL GAS STATION PERMIT
[Story Developing] A natural gas compressor station in Weymouth that that Baker administration is moving through the permitting process would further burden a densely populated area that is already saddled with excess rates of lung disease and cancer, as well as hazardous air pollutants, according to a new report authored by eight experts in areas like public health, cancer epidemiology and disaster preparedness.
The report, which is being released Thursday in connection with a rally outside Gov. Charlie Baker's office, also concluded that the Algonquin Gas facility, while facilitating sales of natural gas to out-of-state buyers, represents an additional health threat to an area that's considered an "environmental justice" population and where residents "deserve cleaner air, not more polluted air."
Already a subscriber? Login to continue reading...
Get the Rest of the Story!
State House News Service subscribers include media outlets, corporations, non-profits and law offices of every size. You may request a free 21-day trial of the News Service for your company by submitting the form below.
Note to political campaigns: We do not accept trial requests from campaigns from June 24 through Election Day. However, we would be happy to start a pre-paid subscription for your campaign (except for constitutional offices, congressional offices and statewide campaigns) at a deeply-discounted rate of $22/week, paid through the election. Simply email Virginia Cummings to set up this subscription; she'll send you further instructions.
If you are already a subscriber and need access to SHNS, please send an email to email@example.com or call 617-722-2439.