Folks new to our campaign have asked… What’s so bad about the Nicetown gas power plant?
It’s a gas power plant to burn fracked gas to generate electricity for trains, planned by SEPTA, our transit agency. Mostly, we feel that the people have a right to breathe, and ask that SEPTA take the lead in the transition to clean renewable energy, rather than expanding our fossil fuel infrastructure.
This was expressed during the June 27th hearing organized by the Air Management Services office (a division of Philadelphia Public Health Department).
A transcript of all our voices from the evening of June 27th has finally been compiled. And since then…
- The LA Times has reported that air pollution exposure may hasten death, even at levels deemed ‘safe,’ study says.
- The Philadelphia Tribune reported that the waiting game begins for proposed SEPTA power plant.
- City & State reported that Philly’s Clean Energy Future depends on confronting its dirty past.
- Market Watch reports that Santiago, Chile’s subway system will soon run entirely on renewable energy.
- Weaver’s Way Shuttle presented an update to the SEPTA gas fired power plant, and the East Falls Local published Fight the Power (Plant)!
- And then this past weekend, the BLOC party stated that “we’re outspoken in our opposition to the natural gas plant that is planned for the Nicetown – Tioga area. Not in our backyard. We hope you are listening, Councilwoman Cindy Bass, if you want support from your community in your reelection, and you too, Mayor Kenney.
The world, as well as SEPTA’s customers have spoken. There’s no reason to proceed with this gas power plant. Not in our back yards, not anyplace.