Md. Town Holding Hearing On Gas Compressor Plan

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Natural gas, gas drilling

MYERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Myersville Planning Commission is set to hear a dispute over a proposed natural-gas compressor station.

The public hearing begins Wednesday night with testimony from applicant Dominion Energy.

The company is seeking approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build the facility on 21 acres near the intersection of state Route 17 and Interstate 70. It says the unit would boost the flow of gas through underground pipes during peak demand periods.

Critics say the station would be dangerous, noisy and environmentally harmful. And they say it would devalue state
efforts to preserve the nearby South Mountain Civil War battlefield.

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