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Frederick County Town Doesn’t Want Natural Gas Facility

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MYERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Frederick County town of Myersville is saying no to Dominion Resources’ plan for a natural gas compressor station near the intersection of Interstate 70 and state Route 17.

The Frederick News-Post reports that the Town Council voted unanimously Wednesday against the company’s request for a zoning amendment to allow construction of the project on a 21-acre site.

The final decision is up to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Dominion says the unit is needed to maintain the flow of compressed gas through underground pipes.

A citizens group says the facility would produce harmful noise and emissions, and might explode.

The state Department of Natural Resources says the project could negatively affect nearby state parks and the Appalachian Trail.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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