There’s plans to develop a liquid natural gas (LNG) processing and storage site in Philadelphia. It’s dubbed the Passyunk Energy Center. Read our take on it here: The Passyunk Energy Center? Just Say No!
Despite rousing public opposition to the project, the Philadelphia Gas Commission voted to OK this project. Read our perspective here: Resistance to the proposed Passyunk Energy Center.
Then sign our petition to state that you’re against this project.
If you can represent an organization, please sign the coalition letter for your organization. Here’s who’s signed to date:
- Delaware Riverkeeper Network
- Green Justice Philly
- Neighbors Against The Gas Plants
- 350 Philadelphia
- Philly Thrive
- Clean Water Action
- POWER Interfaith
- Sierra Club — Southeastern PA Group (SPG)
- Moms Clean Air Force — PA Chapter
- Clean Air Council
- Philly Electric Wheels
- Food & Water Watch
- [UPenn] Penn Environmental Group
- Weavers Way Co-op — Environment Committee
- Philadelphia Ready for 100
- Physicians for Social Responsibility — Philadelphia
- Ecosocialist Group in Philly DSA
- Energy Justice Network
- Sunrise Movement — Philadelphia
- The Black Church Center for Justice and Equality
- 5th Square PAC
- Emergence Education Press
- Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
- Women’s Medical Fund
- 500 Women Scientists, Philly Pod
- Reclaim Philadelphia
- Philly DSA Ecosocialists
See recent letter to the editor by Anthony Borzotta, published on the 2/3/19 Inquirer.
Though the Philadelphia Gas Commission voted to proceed with this project, it still needs City Council to deliberate and vote on this.
Read about, and view, the public hearing on February 27th, 2019. You’ll find our testimony against this project.
Citizens keep showing up at City Council sessions, reminding them that this is an unwanted, and unneeded, project. View our testimony on March 14th, 2019, on March 21st, 2019, on March 28th, 2019, on April 4, 2019, on April 11, 2019 and most recently on May 2, 2019.
Despite all our engagement, on Thursday June 13, 2019, Philadelphia City Council voted 13-4 to proceed with this project, claiming it would be net-zero emissions. Read the media on the decision:
- June 14, 2019, Curbed, Anna Merriman, Council votes for PGW’s liquid natural gas plant in South Philly — Amid strong opposition and support
- “Protect the people who live and breathe in Philadelphia,” said Marta Gutenberg
- Nate Holt, called the plant a, “direct attack on the city’s desire for a new green deal,” saying that the facility will emit greenhouse gasses. “If you don’t believe climate change is real, then your eyes are not open…History will reflect your record today.”
- Greg Holston from POWER, said his group has long supported workers’ rights and creating new jobs in the city, but said, “this is about the health of our city and not about jobs.” How long will council members rely on PGW employees to say the plant is carbon neutral, he asked.
- June 13, 2019, KYW News Radio, Pat Loeb, Controversial natural gas plant gets go-ahead from Philly City Council
- June 13, 2019, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Andy Maykuth, Council approves $60 million LNG plant in South Philly over climate activist opposition
- June 13, 2019, WHYY, Dana Bates, Philadelphia City Council approves PGW’s $60 million liquified natural gas plant
last edit: June 14, 2019