June 22, 2017

Warren and Markey Request Federal Risk Assessment of Weymouth Compressor Station

Text of the letter (PDF)

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey have called on the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) to conduct a risk assessment of the proposed natural gas compressor station that energy company Enbridge plans for Weymouth.

In a letter to PHMSA, the senators cited the proximity of the proposed compressor station site to hundreds of homes, to dozens of schools, and to area sewage facilities, and they highlighted federal regulations designed to protect properties adjacent to compressor stations. They wrote, "In light of existing regulations and the potential danger presented by the proposed location of the Weymouth compressor station, we respectfully request that the PHMSA conduct a full risk assessment of the compressor station project as soon as possible."

Read a PDF copy of the letter here.