SEPTA’s November Board meeting

On November 17th, amidst chants of protest from an audience of more than 50 supporters of Fossil Free SEPTA, SEPTA Board voted to approve the plan for a natural gas power plant in Nicetown. We are grateful to everyone who came out to join our public filibuster! Since so many people packed the board room, … Continue reading SEPTA’s November Board meeting

Face to Face with SEPTA and the gas industry

Yesterday,  8 of us met with 12 people to discuss SEPTA’s gas power plant project at the Midvale Bus Depot. We expressed our frustration, that our concerns have been ignored for 6 months. We referred to community efforts in Toronto with Metrolink and in North Carolina with Duke University in rejecting fracked gas for electricity generation. … Continue reading Face to Face with SEPTA and the gas industry

Where do we draw the line? 

Not everyone's diving into the "burning gas to generate electricity" game, like SEPTA and others in our region, even if it's the much touted CHP (combined heat & power) tactic. This month, Duke University gets cold feet for 21 MW CHP plant after environmental objections, stating “… with renewable resources becoming more prevalent, some advocates … Continue reading Where do we draw the line?