October 09, 2018    

Diehl: Weymouth Needs a Full Time Senator, Will Put In Hours to Fight Compressor Station

Weymouth, MA… Today Representative Geoff Diehl, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, warned Weymouth residents that Senator Elizabeth Warren will be too busy to help them in their fight opposing the Compressor station.

“Warren has spent the last 6 year building a national profile to run for president including writing two books.  Her focus has not been Massachusetts.  If re-elected, it won’t get any better with her running for President.  Weymouth needs a Senator who will actively fight against the compressor station,” said Diehl.

Diehl is worried about the health risks, air pollution, public safety,  and noise that the station will cause.  The Weymouth location is in a heavily populated area making it very high risk for problems such as contamination.

“The recent explosions in Lawrence show how real the risks can be.  Weymouth cannot afford to have a Senator who will put this on the back burner. I will be a full time Senator not a part-time Senator, part-time author and part-time Presidential candidate.  I will put in the long hours to fight for Weymouth,” said Diehl.  “Whether it is talking with regulators or passing legislation to prohibit the citing of a compressor station so close to residences.”

“It is time for a Senator who will make Massachusetts a priority,” said Diehl.

Diehl has committed to serving the 6 year term.  He plans on turning his campaign RV into a mobile office to meet directly with residents.

“People’s concerns and questions will not fall on death ears.  I will not be ignoring Weymouth or Massachusetts like Warren has,” said Diehl.

If completed, the Weymouth compressor station would be the first in the nation to be built in such a heavily populated area.  There are no compressor stations on the East and West Coast transmission systems this close to the water and tidelands.

Diehl is endorsed by Weymouth’s Mayor Bob Hedlund.