... Mass. schools lacking on carbon monoxide detection ...... DeLeo wants another interim budget, a sign that fiscal 2020 budget accord not likely near ...... Mass. spending down its interim budget with House and Senate Dems locked in a quiet quarrel over annual budget ...... Harness racing, simulcast wagering sites at risk without extension of gaming laws due to expire July 31 ...... Budget impasse causes UMass to postpone decision on fall tuition and fee rates ...... Opponents of NU project in Nahant say it's time for a law overriding the Dover Amendment ...... Central Maine Power opponents say opposition growing in Maine to transmission project ...... Student transportation commission scheduled to meet on July 19 ...... ACLU sues MassDOT, alleges agency failed to respond to its face surveillance public records requests ...... Baker returns Janus bill with amendment designed to protect employee cellphone numbers ...... Transportation emission reductions will be focus of workshops July 18, July 23, July 25 ...
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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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