4 Things You Can Do About the Weymouth Compressor Station
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Baker’s Department of Environmental Protection is allowing the gas giant Enbridge to start clearing trees for this outdated fossil fuel project in an area that is barely 4.5 acres when (according to Enbridge!)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
HERE ARE FOUR THINGS YOU CAN DO:
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.