Panel Recommends Md. Town Reject Gas Compressor

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MYERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Myersville Planning Commission is recommending that the Town Council reject plans for a natural gas compressor station near the intersection of Interstate 70 and Maryland Route 17 in Frederick County.

The Frederick News-Post reports that the panel voted Tuesday against Dominion Resources Inc.’s request for a zoning amendment to allow construction of the project on a 21-acre site.

The Richmond, Va.-based company says it needs the unit to boost the flow of gas through underground pipes during peak demand periods.

Planning commissioners found that the project would be a public hazard. They also found it inconsistent with the town’s economic growth plan.

The Town Council will take the matter to a public hearing Aug. 1.

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