As physicians concerned about the twin man-made threats to human survival—climate change and nuclear weapons—Greater Boston PSR would generally oppose major infrastructure that locks our energy system more firmly into greenhouse-gas generating fuels that threaten all of our futures. This is especially so when Massachusetts is not meeting its renewable energy goals even as climate …
Boston Globe article on the opposition to the Weymouth compressor station.
WBUR – Last year, the Department of Environmental Protection sent air samples from the site of a proposed natural gas compressor station to a private laboratory and asked scientists to test for the presence of 64 different potential toxins.
The Department of Environmental Protection faces possible sanctions and has been ordered by a hearing officer to provide all email messages sent and received last week in connection with air quality data that was suddenly introduced in the case of a controversial natural gas project in Weymouth.
Patriot Ledger article on Department of Environmental Protection workers withholding air quality data on the Fore River Basin.
Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility today issued a press release calling for Governor Charlie Baker place a hold on issuing the air quality permit to Spectra-Enbridge Energy and extend the appeal hearing process. Read the press release
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the Flint, Michigan pediatrician who exposed the Flint Water Crisis, gave the following remarks at the May 18th Boston University School of Public Health commencement, citing the proposed compressor station in Weymouth as an example of a public health issue.
As climate change poses a creeping danger to our communities, the public needs unfiltered dialogue between scientists and the press, writes Miles Howard for WBUR.
The proposed compressor station has drawn significant outcry from residents who warn that it would create health, environmental safety problems in a densely populated area. Within half a mile of the shoreline facility are more than 950 residences, according to a report from the Greater Boston PSR.
WGBH article on public hearings for the proposed compressor station in Weymouth.