Federal energy regulators have signed off on a plan to build a natural gas compressor near Boston that will help push the fuel from Pennsylvania into Maine and Canada.
The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/2km4kJx ) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled Wednesday the proposed station in Weymouth, Massachusetts, isn't expected to significantly affect the area's air quality.
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The commission says the area has open and industrial land. The 7,700-horsepower station will be designed to blend in.
Houston-based Spectra Energy says the company is happy to receive the permit.
Mayor Robert Hedlund says the town plans to appeal the ruling and may consider filing a federal lawsuit if that appeal is denied.
Local officials have said Spectra must obtain environmental permits, including state permits involving air, water and coastal zone protections.
Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com