Feds Tentatively OK Gas Compressor In Myersville

MYERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Some Myersville residents say they’ll challenge a federal agency’s tentative approval of a natural gas compressor station in the Frederick County town.

The Frederick News-Post reports that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission conditionally approved a certificate Thursday paving the way for the Dominion Resources project.

The Myersville Town Council voted in August to deny Dominion’s request for a zoning change that would allow construction of the project near the intersection of Interstate 70 and state Route 17.

Opponents say the station would pose a public health risk. Regulators disagree, provided the plant is built to Dominion’s specifications and operated in accordance with certain environmental conditions.

Dominion says it needs the unit to maintain a constant flow of compressed gas through underground pipes.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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