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Teach-In: West Roxbury Lateral Gas Pipeline
May 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
What is the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline? Where will it go? Will it lower our energy costs? What are the risks? Why are Mayor Walsh and all our elected officials concerned about it? How can a federal agency overrule our community concerns?
The Texas-based Spectra Energy Corporation is expecting to break ground on a high-pressure gas pipeline in West Roxbury. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), a federal agency, has overruled local concerns and granted permission to Spectra to increase the capacity of the pipeline. But many people in our community are still not familiar with the route and community safety concerns. And Mayor Marty Walsh has requested a rehearing with FERC citing concerns about the pipeline’s route and proximity to the quarry.
Come join your neighbors and elected officials for a panel discussion to learn more about the pipeline and what impact it will have on the community.
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