The Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS) is requesting State Ethics Commission Executive Director David Wilson to investigate the recent departure of Secretary of Energy and Environment Matthew Beaton.
Beaton recently accepted employment as senior vice-president of renewable energy and emerging technology with TRC Environmental, a Woburn-based firm that has done work for Spectra Energy Enbridge and its subsidiary, Algonquin Gas Transmission.
Spectra Enbridge and Algonquin are seeking to construct a 7,700 horsepower compressor station in the Fore River Basin.
FRRACS leader Alice Arena stated she is concerned about a potential violation of the state’s conflict of interest laws by Beaton when he accepted employment with TRC Environmental, which is overseeing the cleanup of contaminants at the proposed compressor station site. (read more)
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