West Roxbury Pipeline opens Thursday

BOSTON (WHDH) - The West Roxbury Pipeline is set to start transmitting gas on Thursday, despite two years of protests.

On Monday, Mayor Walsh and other city officials sent letters to Spectra Energy, the company that owns the pipeline, accusing them of breaking their promise to share safety plans.

Spectra Energy said the security plan is posted outside the quarry’s entrance.

The pipeline is located on Centre and Grove Streets in West Roxbury and would send gas from Westwood through Dedham into Boston.

Protesters say the pipeline poses a danger to the community because of contaminants in fracked gas, the danger of an explosion and limiting the availability of properties near the pipeline.

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