United in Opposition to the No. Weymouth Gas Compressor Station
BU’s Nathan Phillips announced on Marsh Plaza yesterday that he would end a 14-day hunger strike today, February 12, at the recommendation of his doctor. The purpose of the strike by the CAS professor of earth and environment: public health and safety concerns about the natural gas compressor station being constructed in North Weymouth, Mass., which he calls a public health emergency. Joining Phillips on Mash Plaza were members of Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS), local clergy, Native American representatives, and Divest BU. “We have made some progress,” Phillips said. “But our state officials are not acting with the urgency that a public health emergency demands.” Photo by Cydney Scott
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