Texas-based company Spectra Energy plans to locate a high-pressure natural gas pipeline through a densely settled Boston residential neighborhood and to place a metering station on the West Roxbury/Dedham border near a stone quarry where blasting occurs regularly. Boston says no!
The ad-hoc committee SWRL hosted a community meeting on Dec. 3, 2014 in West Roxbury to explain the potential impacts of this proposed pipeline and the threats it poses to our health and safety and to the environment. The keynote presentation was by local resident and nationally recognized natural gas safety expert Mark MacDonald who said that the proposal was clearly too dangerous for a residential area.
McDonald’s presentation has been posted – in PDF format – to NaturalGasWatch.org. It is very informative, and definitely worth a read. If you live in the neighborhood, this issue affects you!
Articles describing what was said at the meeting:
‘West Roxbury gas pipeline alarms residents,” Metro, Dec. 4, 2014
“Expert tells West Roxbury residents they don’t want to be around if a proposed natural-gas facility blows up” by Howard Sorett, Patch.com, Dec. 4, 2014
Community notice that advertised the meeting:
“Meeting to Stop Threat to West Roxbury Neighborhood” by Karen Weber, Patch.com, Dec. 2, 2014