What’s so bad about the Nicetown gas power plant?

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 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.

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