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PROTESTERS BOLSTER CASE AGAINST COMPRESSOR STATION

By Chris Lisinski
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

BOSTON, MAY 15, 2019.....Activists renewed their demand Wednesday that the Baker administration revoke an air-quality permit issued for a proposed natural gas compressor station, gathering outside the headquarters of state environmental regulators to complement an appeals hearing underway challenging the permit's validity.


Anne Goodwin, one of the leaders of Mothers Out Front's Massachusetts chapter, held up a postcard the group delivered to Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday demanding he revoke an air-quality permit issued to a proposal natural gas compressor station in Weymouth. [Photo: Chris Lisinski/SHNS]

While the first day of a three-day hearing unfolded inside the Department of Environmental Protection, several dozen members of the Mothers Out Front and other advocacy groups took to the streets to warn that the station would bring environmental and public-health harm to environmental justice communities in the Weymouth area.

"Emissions from this dangerous and dirty fossil fuel infrastructure will threaten the health and safety of the children of the Fore River Basin and beyond," said Anne Goodwin, one of the leaders of Mothers Out Front's Massachusetts chapter. "The northeast pipeline expansion this would be a part of will contribute to climate change at a time when we urgently need to stop using fossil fuels."


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