Ordinance To Check Air Quality Near Compressors

Posted at 10:26 PM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 23:41:07-04

A bill has passed in Nashville that would affect controversial gas compressor stations planned for the city.

The measure passed Tuesday night. It centered on air quality, which has been a concern for people living near Cane Ridge and Joelton where compressor stations were proposed and planned.

The bill would prohibit gas, vapor, and odor emissions that exceed air and water quality standards beyond property lines.

While the city can't prevent companies from building compressor pipelines, the measure gave residents a say in the matter.

“Today they could build one at ascend amphitheater and we couldn't stop it. this is a way to say if you want to build you have to get with us,” said Fabian Bedney.

Dozens of neighbors against the compressor stations attended Tuesday’s meeting. The plan still has to pass a third reading.