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Finally getting time to watch this meeting. I've been out of town. #NoCompressorNoWay #mapoli
So grateful to @MayorBobHedlund for speaking the plain truth about how our federal & state government does not work for the health & safety of the people. #RegulatoryCapture
@MayorBobHedlund And Becky!!!! 💪💪💪💪
@MayorBobHedlund TY @RonMariano for your support and words. We are tired. Yes.
@MayorBobHedlund @RonMariano TY @mayortomkoch for your words. NOT a NIMBY argument, I agree!
@MayorBobHedlund @RonMariano @mayortomkoch TY Rep Murphy "I feel like it's Groundhog Day". I feel ya. How many times can we make the same very strong argument and get ZERO?
@MayorBobHedlund @RonMariano @mayortomkoch 📢PSA
here's what the area Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) had to say about public safety should the compressor be built:
@MayorBobHedlund @RonMariano @mayortomkoch Mad thanks to Alice Arena & Frank Singleton. Hardcore fighters! @FRRACS_MA, 4.5 years into this struggle. Mike Lang shout-out: 45 years of fighting to keep the Basin from being many times worse than it is.
@MayorBobHedlund @RonMariano @mayortomkoch @FRRACS_MA ALICE:
@PHMSA_DOT, enforce the regulations that you have.
@MayorBobHedlund @RonMariano @mayortomkoch @FRRACS_MA @PHMSA_DOT Frank S, laying down FACTS facts facts. We wish these facts mattered
@MayorBobHedlund @RonMariano @mayortomkoch @FRRACS_MA @PHMSA_DOT @RepStephenLynch Thanks to @SenJohnFKeenan for supporting the fight, and speaking at the Monday @PHMSA_DOT meeting. The process (with DEP) should shake ppl's confidence in the government. The process just plain stinks.
@MayorBobHedlund @RonMariano @mayortomkoch @FRRACS_MA @PHMSA_DOT @RepStephenLynch @SenJohnFKeenan PUBLIC COMMENTS start now.

Mike Lang up. He's frigging awesome, a @FRRACS_MA board member.

The air testing found horrific levels of Benzene in his neighborhood.

He speaks on public safety 🔥
@MayorBobHedlund @RonMariano @mayortomkoch @FRRACS_MA @PHMSA_DOT @RepStephenLynch @SenJohnFKeenan Spectra said one compressor, but the size of building can hold 5. No such thing as 1 compressor.

Permit applications are for ONE compressor turbine right now.
@MayorBobHedlund @RonMariano @mayortomkoch @FRRACS_MA @PHMSA_DOT @RepStephenLynch @SenJohnFKeenan .@FRRACS_MA board mbr @revbetsy1 speaking re: environmental justice communities in Fore River Basin that'd be greatly affected by compressor.

Will @MassGovernor @CharlieBakerMA enforce existing laws that would prohibit compressor from being built there?
@MayorBobHedlund @RonMariano @mayortomkoch @FRRACS_MA @PHMSA_DOT @RepStephenLynch @SenJohnFKeenan @revbetsy1 @MassGovernor @CharlieBakerMA .@FRRACS_MA Board member Margaret speaking. Extraordinary history in Weymouth and Extraordinary community.

PHMSA must re-examine their ordinary regulations and procedures 4 the extraordinary project now. DON'T WAIT UNTIL THIS IS BUILT.
@MayorBobHedlund @RonMariano @mayortomkoch @FRRACS_MA @PHMSA_DOT @RepStephenLynch @SenJohnFKeenan @revbetsy1 @MassGovernor @CharlieBakerMA Quincy resident - all of us in Germantown are very concerned with this project. Concerned about pollution, safety, explosions as their apartments are very close to the site.
@MayorBobHedlund @RonMariano @mayortomkoch @FRRACS_MA @PHMSA_DOT @RepStephenLynch @SenJohnFKeenan @revbetsy1 @MassGovernor @CharlieBakerMA Ellen Fine from Needham, lives 4-5 mi who fought the W Roxbury metering station that was recently built next to an active quarry in dense population.

How is this kind of siting allowed?
@MayorBobHedlund @RonMariano @mayortomkoch @FRRACS_MA @PHMSA_DOT @RepStephenLynch @SenJohnFKeenan @revbetsy1 @MassGovernor @CharlieBakerMA Ellen makes a visual point: asking who in the room has been stuck on or either side of bridge for longer than 10 minutes. Almost ALL stood up.

"We feel under siege" FERC gives us nothing. Lies/ deception from gas company.

Ppl in Merrimack Valley had to pay with lives and homes
@MayorBobHedlund @RonMariano @mayortomkoch @FRRACS_MA @PHMSA_DOT @RepStephenLynch @SenJohnFKeenan @revbetsy1 @MassGovernor @CharlieBakerMA Representing @HinghamFights This is a precedent we do not want to set. Compressor goes in Weymouth, it can go in anywhere (truth)
@MayorBobHedlund @RonMariano @mayortomkoch @FRRACS_MA @PHMSA_DOT @RepStephenLynch @SenJohnFKeenan @revbetsy1 @MassGovernor @CharlieBakerMA @HinghamFights Have not received final plans for compressor station Joe Clesson, inspector for eastern region. Final plans will come later.

PHMSA is in holding pattern right now. Then we will evaluate.
I’m taking a break to commute and have dinner. I’ll be back.
Weymouth Reverend @revgle speaking about her congregation's opposition to the compressor. Blowdown video description of the noise and fear the little kids in the video felt was 😭 Talked abt how unbearable it was to sit in the DEP hearing & witness the negligence.
@revgle .@revfredsmall on Moral Dissonance about the compressor station doing the opposite of what you know is right (that's where our government is). Pleading w/ @PHMSA_DOT to follow the law, their conscience, and the ppl at the meeting.
@revgle @revfredsmall @PHMSA_DOT .@RobertKearns of @FRRACS_MA & @MassSierraClub, but speaking for himself as a resident of the Basin.

Emergency drinking water supply comes right through the (site) area. Safety is a joke to Spectra/Enbridge - a bike lock or no lock to "secure" the metering station.
@revgle @revfredsmall @PHMSA_DOT @RobertKearns @FRRACS_MA @MassSierraClub "Weymouth doesn't need another host of disease", mentions N. Weymouth resident, 3 yr old Quinn who had a lime-sized tumor removed in Feb '19. Compressor makes no sense.
@revgle @revfredsmall @PHMSA_DOT @RobertKearns @FRRACS_MA @MassSierraClub Suzanne: you're not investigating safety before it's built? If not you, WHO DOES? Every other MA agency says it's someone else's job.
@revgle @revfredsmall @PHMSA_DOT @RobertKearns @FRRACS_MA @MassSierraClub Alice Arena of @FRRACS_MA had a bone to pick with @PHMSA_DOT. Too much to tweet, please DO watch right after Lee D's testimony. #RegulatoryCapture

There are no words for appreciation for Alice and FRRACS members. 💪🔥
@revgle @revfredsmall @PHMSA_DOT @RobertKearns @FRRACS_MA @MassSierraClub Thanks so much to @RepStephenLynch and staff, and the @PHMSA_DOT attendees for making this meeting happen.

Now let's actually get something stopped, mmkay? XO
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