Gas plant a step backwards, says state rep Rabb

This just in, from our own Rep. Chris Rabb, working with all of us to move PA to 100% renewable energy... See letter and video in support of our efforts. Dear SEPTA Board members We are writing this letter in opposition to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) proposed natural gas power plant to be located … Continue reading Gas plant a step backwards, says state rep Rabb

Thinking of an EV? Participate in Philly’s plans to ease the transition

Last August, our city formed a task force to develop an electric vehicle (EV) policy. Last week, they published their findings (Electric Vehicle Policy Task Force Final Draft), and now invite us to offer feedback. The public discussion will be tonight. WHEN: Thu Jan 25 2018 @ 6 WHERE:  Innovation Lab, 16th Floor, Municipal Services … Continue reading Thinking of an EV? Participate in Philly’s plans to ease the transition

Citizens Appeal AMS permit for SEPTA gas plant

On November 29th, 2017, Philadelphia's Air Management Services office (a division of the Department of Public Health) gave SEPTA the green light to build a fracked gas power plant in Nicetown. This is despite a packed public hearing on June 27th, hundreds of written comments opposing the plant, and requests from members of City Council … Continue reading Citizens Appeal AMS permit for SEPTA gas plant

Hey SEPTA, we want an emissions-free transit system!

Hey SEPTA! We want our trains, subways, trolleys and buses to be powered by 100% renewable energy. The City of Philadelphia has committed to ambitious renewable energy goals. Now it's time for SEPTA to do the same. This was the message delivered by 350 Philly and 15 other organizations last week. See below. 350philadelphia.org * … Continue reading Hey SEPTA, we want an emissions-free transit system!

Nicetown deserves better

In response to political pressure from Pennsylvania legislators to increase its use of natural gas, SEPTA has proposed building a gas-fired power plant that would release harmful pollution in Nicetown, an already overburdened community of color. Philadelphia’s Air Management Services (AMS), a division of the Health Department, has the power and obligation to protect their … Continue reading Nicetown deserves better

POWER writes to the Mayor, connecting climate and racial justice

Dear Mayor Kenney, Thank you for your commitment to making Philadelphia a greener, more inclusive, and most importantly a racially equitable city for all. Through your pledge to a citywide transition to 100% renewable energy, your Rebuild proposal to create jobs and improve our libraries, parks and recreation centers, and for building a multi-racial coalition … Continue reading POWER writes to the Mayor, connecting climate and racial justice

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?

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

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