Boston, state officials to take action after FERC’s decision on gas pipeline

By Julie M. Cohen for Wicked Local

State and Boston officials were upset, but not surprised, that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently authorized Spectra Energy to move forward with the Algonquin Incremental Market Project (AIM) that includes West Roxbury Lateral, 4.1 miles of the gas pipeline that run through Westwood, Dedham and West Roxbury.

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, who is spearheading the effort to halt or alter the route of West Roxbury Lateral (not the entire AIM project, which is 37.4 miles long), said he and members of the Boston City Council, the mayor, and other state representatives and senators, are coordinating a meeting with Attorney General Maura Healey in response to FERC’s decision. Lynch said the aim of the meeting is to fight for the equivalent of a restraining order to stop the project from moving ahead.

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