The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)–the agency in charge of approving interstate energy projects–has a new commissioner who has promised to give more weight to climate change and environmental justice concerns. The Weymouth compressor now seems to be a national test case on FERC’s new direction, as a challenge to the compressor station’s permit to operate is reviewed by the commission. Read the article published on WBUR.
Why A Federal Order In The Weymouth Compressor Case Has The Natural Gas World Worried
WBUR, Miriam Wasser, 3/19
In the six years since Massachusetts residents began fighting a proposed natural gas compressor station in Weymouth, the controversial and now-operational project has mostly been an issue of local concern. Not anymore. [Read More]