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

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

An open letter to Mayor Kenney

We wondered what Philadelphia's Mayor Jim Kenney had to say about our efforts at convincing SEPTA to reconsider their plans for a gas power plant in the already over-burdened community of Nicetown. Below is a letter by long-time Germantown resident Joanna Vaughan to Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on December 1st, 2016. December 1, 2016 Mayor James … Continue reading An open letter to Mayor Kenney