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."
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