Testimony at May 2, 2019 session of City Council

Two Philadelphians—Joe Cox and Meenal Raval—spoke this week against our own municipal utility’s desires to extend their customer base for fracked gas by developing an LNG facility. You can learn more at 350philly.org/NoLNG. Watch, and/or read testimony below. Joe Cox, candidate for City Council At Large Good morning! I’m Meenal Raval.  And I’m here today to … Continue reading Testimony at May 2, 2019 session of City Council

Testimony at March 14th 2019 City Council session

People keep speaking up against the proposed LNG facility in Philadelphia. Witness three speakers from March 14th, 2019. Hi. My name is Meenal Raval. I’m here to talk about bill number 181063, otherwise known as PGW’s public-private partnership to develop and operate a liquid natural gas (LNG) processing facility. I think the public in “public private … Continue reading Testimony at March 14th 2019 City Council session

Testimony at February 27th 2019 City Council session

Another fossil fuel project being voted on. Extending our dependence on fossil fuels for another 25 years. The public testified at a hearing on Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 on bill number 181063. The hearing was scheduled by Philadelphia City Council's Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities. The Committee chair is Council member Kenyatta Johnson, and the co-chair … Continue reading Testimony at February 27th 2019 City Council session

Resistance to the proposed Passyunk Energy Center

Last week, the Philadelphia Gas Commission voted 3 to 1 to OK the Passyunk Energy Center. The supporting Commissioners were Derek Green, Curtis Jones and Gene Brown. Green and Jones are also Philadelphia City Council members. The lone dissenting voice was that of City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart. Jocelyn Hill abstained. This vote was cast despite … Continue reading Resistance to the proposed Passyunk Energy Center