Mayor Barry Fights Against Joelton Gas Compressor Station

Posted at 10:19 PM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 23:34:50-05

Nashville Mayor, Megan Barry helped fight against a controversial gas compressor station in Joelton.

Barry called on state lawmakers to help in their fight during a press conference Tuesday.

The state air pollution board was in the process of considering whether they will allow the Tennessee Gas Pipeline to build that compressor.

The project would use 82 acres of land just north of Nashville. Signs of opposition can be seen nearly everywhere in the area.

Metro Council has voted to restrict gas compressor to industrial areas of Davidson County, but supported by a crowd of opponents, Barry took the extra step to call on lawmakers.

For, citizens living with asthma and other issues these compressors are much more that nosy nuisances, they cause serious perhaps life threatening health risks.

Last week, a number of residents packed a state meeting about this plan many even protested outside of the meeting. If state regulators approve the compressor, construction could start as early as January.