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

The people have a right to breathe!

One after the other, people trailed into Panati Playground recreation center near 22nd and Allegheny last evening. It was odd that our transit agency, SEPTA, selected this site for the hearing, over a mile from their proposed gas power plant.  There was just one SEPTA representative present. A team of 5 people from our City’s … Continue reading The people have a right to breathe!

Air Management: Please don’t OK SEPTA gas plant 

Please join us at a hearing sponsored by Philadelphia's Air Management Services (AMS). It's about approving SEPTA's gas power plant in Nicetown. AMS has said they want to hear us. And we need AMS to deny a permit for SEPTA's gas plant. Several of us plan to testify why AMS should reject the plant. We'll … Continue reading Air Management: Please don’t OK SEPTA gas plant 

SEPTA Board must remove conflicts of interest, conduct hearings on Nicetown gas plant

SEPTA Board must remove conflicts of interest, conduct hearings on Nicetown gas plant The SEPTA Board of Directors will vote this Thursday, March 23, on a resolution to ratify approval of a natural gas power plant near Wayne Junction in Nicetown. There has been no serious justification for this unnecessary project beyond the buzzword “resiliency.” … Continue reading SEPTA Board must remove conflicts of interest, conduct hearings on Nicetown gas plant

Letters to SEPTA, Tweets to Mayor – Hear Us Now

Last November, the SEPTA board walked out on a roomful of us. Over the winter, our grassroots group sued the transit agency. And began asking Councilwoman Bass to stand with us and block construction of the gas plant. She could do that by rezoning the proposed site. A few days ago, Councilwoman Bass issued a … Continue reading Letters to SEPTA, Tweets to Mayor – Hear Us Now

Marcellus Shale – A Blessing or a Curse?

Our state has been blessed, some say. Possibly cursed, say some others. I’m talking about the abundant gas reserves in the Marcellus Shale. Cursed because of issues during Extraction, Transportation & Consumption.  Extraction is also known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking. When chemicals are forced into the ground, they contaminate the water table, affecting the well water of rural townships. As the gas … Continue reading Marcellus Shale – A Blessing or a Curse?

Councilwoman Bass Statement on SEPTA’s Nicetown Natural Gas Plant

Below is text of a letter by Philadelphia Councilwoman Bass. To view on her letterhead, click on image to right. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: March 8, 2017 Councilwoman Bass Statement on SEPTA’s Nicetown Natural Gas Plant “I have long held SEPTA in high regard when it comes to its ability to move more than 3.9 million … Continue reading Councilwoman Bass Statement on SEPTA’s Nicetown Natural Gas Plant

I Speak for the Pines

Late last week, in front of a huge audience, the Pinelands Commission voted to allow South Jersey Gas to put a pipeline through our beloved Pine Barrens. Where exactly? This map shows it best, going through the Pinelands to travel along 10 miles and 1.1 million acres of protected forest, just to deliver fracked gas so that … Continue reading I Speak for the Pines

Grassroots group sues transit agency

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Date: February 1, 2017 Contact: Peter Winslow Phone Number: (914)227-3795 Email: pjwinslow@gmail.com Web: 350Philadelphia.org Twitter: @350Philly PRESS RELEASE: 350 Philadelphia, Nicetown Residents Serve SEPTA with Lawsuit The lawsuit addresses SEPTA’s plan to build a natural gas power plant in Nicetown [Philadelphia, PA] In response to SEPTA Board’s failure to provide adequate public notice before approving a … Continue reading Grassroots group sues transit agency

Call to action – all 8th district residents

Philadelphia City Councilperson Cindy Bass needs to hear that folks in the district (Philadelphia District  8) don't want a #natgas power plant. How to reach her? Twitter: @cindybassphilly  Facebook: @cindy.bass1 City Hall phone: 215.686.3424 or 215.686.1937 District phone: 215-685-9182 Email: cindy.bass@phila.gov Sample scripts, background and Councilwoman Bass' role can be found here. Sample tweet list here...