LAWMAKERS, MAYOR URGE BAKER TO REJECT NATURAL GAS STATION AIR PERMITS
By Michael P. Norton
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 10, 2019.....More than a dozen South Shore lawmakers and the mayor of Weymouth are pleading with Gov. Charlie Baker to reject air quality permits for a natural gas compressor station planned along the Fore River basin, saying he may be the last hope to address a "dangerous precedent."
Opponents of a natural gas compressor station have been rallying against the project for years. Reps. Jamie Murphy and Josh Cutler attended this rally in February 2017. [Photo: Antonio Caban/SHNS/File 2017]
Baker and environmental regulators in his executive branch are expected to rule by Friday on the air permits, a decision that both supporters and opponents of the proposed facility describe as pivotal to the project's future. More than many other elected officials, Baker has been an advocate for natural gas as public officials grapple with energy system impacts on climate change and ensuring safe, reliable and affordable energy sources.
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