Dear Councilwoman Bass

Yesterday, we distributed many postcards with this message. Dear Councilwoman Bass, I live in your district and I am asking you to reject SEPTA's request to construct a natural gas power plant in Nicetown. A new plant would pollute our air, harm our health, and accelerate climate change. Thank you. Regrettably, both events were packed … Continue reading Dear Councilwoman Bass

Upcoming Community Meeting in Nicetown

Thank you again for your support for the campaign to stop SEPTA from building a natural gas power plant in Nicetown! We wanted to invite you to a community meeting that 350 Philly is co-sponsoring with the Community Advocate in Nicetown-Tioga this Wednesday evening. Everyone is welcome! We hope you will join us, and please feel free … Continue reading Upcoming Community Meeting in Nicetown

Voices that didn’t get heard

Since the SEPTA board didn't get to hear everyone that had lined up to address concerns about the gas plant in Nicetown, we're documenting public concerns here available for the SEPTA board and others. Chris Miles of East Falls Pastor David Reppert of Emanuel United Church of Christ, Bridesburg, Philadelphia Meenal Raval of Mt Airy, reminding us … Continue reading Voices that didn’t get heard

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

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? 

350 Philly at Greenfest

Each September, the Clean Air Council organizes an annual GreenFest at Headhouse Square in South Philly. This year, 350Philly set up a tent. We explained the need for a rapid transition away from fossil fuels, our current campaign for a #FossilFreeSEPTA and added about 200 signatures to our petition to the SEPTA Board. Check out a photo gallery … Continue reading 350 Philly at Greenfest