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4 Things You Can Do About the Weymouth Compressor Station

4 Things You Can Do About the Weymouth Compressor Station

Dear all:

My friend, colleague (at Boston University) and fellow climate activist Nathan Phillips got himself arrested today – on purpose. Nathan is an expert on the dangers of so-called natural gas, and he was protesting the planned Weymouth Compressor Station, the biggest new fossil fuel infrastructure project in Massachusetts.

I wrote this op-ed about it a few weeks ago, but last Saturday I got a first-hand account of the situation in Weymouth itself, and it is truly horrible: Governor Baker’s Department of Environmental Protection is allowing the gas giant Enbridge to start clearing trees for this outdated fossil fuel project in an area that is barely 4.5 acres when (according to Enbridge!) such projects usually require 10-40 acres of land. Despite the fact that all permits have not yet been granted, the company is going ahead. This WBUR story is pretty comprehensive


1. Please share this information widely, and pledge resistance to Weymouth Compressor Station. The people of Weymouth need our help: give information about what you’d be willing to do here. They need many people to sign up!

2. On 10/10 at 7pm come to Abigail Adams school in Weymouth, 89 Middle St, East Weymouth, MA 02189 to pack the room for the ‘Public Involvement Plan Meeting. Details here.


3. Charlie Baker needs to be publicly shamed for not yet stopping the Weymouth Compressor.  Bird dog sign to print and hold Signup to bird-dog here.
4. We need to keep the phone lines ringing for Weymouth!
Everyone should make 3 Calls to stop the Compressor. Enbridge anticipates construction starting on 11/1/19.
Call Charlie Baker at 617-725-4005,
DEP Commissioner Martin Suuberg at 617-292-5536,
and EEA Secretary Theoharides at 617-626-1000
and ask them:
1. How can construction begin without the proper permits?
2. …on contaminated land without the final Release Abatement Measure plan?
3. …without the promised safety and risk evaluation reports?
Let me know if you have any questions!

Legislative Actions

Time critical actions:

Municipal Sustainability Checklist

We have created a municipal “sustainability checklist” that can help towns compare what they are doing with other towns, as well as get ideas and encourage collaboration. For residents, the checklist helps understand what towns are doing and not doing, as well as set priorities for local advocacy. For organizers, the checklist is an excellent tool to organize local groups around, and to build networks of people who care about sustainability.

Click here for details.