I have a confession to make: I need Senator Warren, badly. I’d be happy with Sen. Markey, but I NEED Sen. Warren.
Let me back up.
June 30th, the MassDEP Presiding Officer Jane Rothchild had just handed down her ruling on the side of granting the air permit to Enbridge for the Weymouth compressor. I was upset.
What did I do in my state of abject frustration? I skipped Governor Baker’s office and used my lunch break to pay a visit to Senator Warren’s office as she is on the national stage right now. I brought some back-up documentation and this letter:
Dear Senator Warren and staff:
I know y’all are super busy.
May I please ask something of Senator Warren: would she please tweet a short thought about what’s happening in the Fore River Basin (pls see attached Globe story, 1)? I have emailed D. and he has said he’ll look into it, but I felt I also better follow up.
It looks like Weymouth and the Fore River Area is going to get an air permit for the compressor shoved on us despite MassDEP lying to us, and then saying it’s no big deal that ambient air toxins in the area are already way over DEP/EPA limits. Even Maura Healey is edging towards involvement (pls see attached story, 2).
It would be immense for us in the Basin if Sen Warren was able to help amplify an ongoing injustice when the compressor fight is at a critical juncture. MassDEP Presiding Officer Rothchild issued her ruling on our air permit appeal yesterday, in favor of granting the appeal. It’s now in DEP commissioner Suuberg’s court to sign his approval… or not. (pls see attached story, 3)
Sen Warren’s involvement in this compressor fight has been invaluable and we need her again for as long as it takes to tweet.
Thank you for your consideration!