A utility is attempting to build a “compressor station” in Weymouth, just south of Boston, to expand the natural gas pipeline infrastructure in the region. The compressor will create air, noise and odor problems for Weymouth, Quincy and Braintree, and poses a serious health risk for the dense residential neighborhood. And “utility giants National Grid and Eversource have publicly stated ‘that they do not need the Weymouth compressor to fulfill customer needs, calling into question it is appropriate to still deem its construction necessary’,” according to a Boston Globe article last month.
Still, the project got its federal approvals. The Governor won’t take a stand despite strong community resistance that has federal and state elected officials standing alongside.
The community isn’t backing down, however, and residents have started a series of non-violent resistance actions. Today, I made a donation to the legal defense fund started for No Compressor Weymouth.