October 25, 2019

Senator Warren's Statement on Weymouth Compressor Station Licensing

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released the following statement in response to the news that the Chapter 91 license issued to Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC for the proposed compressor station in Weymouth will remain in place.

"I'm deeply disappointed Enbridge and Algonquin Gas are one step closer to building a natural gas compressor station in North Weymouth," said Senator Warren. "This decision comes amid strong opposition from the community and despite the public health risks of a compressor station operating so close to homes, schools, and a water treatment site."

Earlier this month, Senators Warren and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced legislation that would block construction of any compressor station built as part of a pipeline project to export natural gas - as the Weymouth station would, with plans to export natural gas to Canada. The senators along with Representative Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08) also sent a letter to the Chief Executive Officer of Enbridge Inc. expressing serious concerns about the company's proposal to construct the compressor station in Weymouth, a densely populated coastal area.