March 2022, Vol. 249, No. 3


FERC Turns Back Efforts to Cancel Approved Compressor Station

By Stephen Barlas, Contributing Editor, Washington, D.C. (PGJ) The Democratic-majority FERC dealt another blow to environmentalists when it refused their entreaties to reconsider the commission’s 2017 approval of the Weymouth compressor station outside Boston. It is part of the Atlantic Bridge Project jointly owned by Algonquin Gas Transmission and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline.   Environmental groups twice tried to convince FERC to stop the project while it was under construction, appeals the FERC denied. But a rehearing request by opponents of the Weymouth compressor submitted to FERC in October 2020 bore fruit when on Feb. 18, 2021, at the start of the Bid

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