Myersville residents to fight FERC decision with fundraising effort

Source: Frederick News Post
Author: Laura Blasey
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Date Published: 06/19/2013

MYERSVILLE — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may have denied their request for a rehearing, but the residents of Myersville aren’t giving up without a fight. In the first of two community meetings, representatives of Myersville Citizens for a Rural Community met with about 15 residents Tuesday night to discuss appealing a FERC decision to not reconsider Dominion Transmission’s Allegheny Storage Project. The project would place a 15,000-horsepower gas compressor facility on a 21-acre property off Milt Summers Road. FERC approved the project in December. Town residents and officials who had concerns about the project’s safety, size and environmental impact and filed the request for a rehearing in January. FERC rejected the rehearing request in May. “Local people I talk to in the community, they think we’re done. They think with the denial, it’s over and it’s just a matter of when do we move,” said Stephanie Flores, who attended the meeting. “We need to let them know it’s not over.”