POWER charges environmental racism in Nicetown

POWER, the interfaith group in Philadelphia, issued the following statement about SEPTA's Nicetown gas plant, questioned by citizens for over 2 years. Read it below, or click on letterhead at right for a printable copy.   Meanwhile, citizens invite all to attend the 3rd public hearing to question the AMS decision. Coming up this Tuesday … Continue reading POWER charges environmental racism in Nicetown

SEPTA’s new natural gas plant exemplifies environmental racism | Opinion

An op-ed in The Inquirer last week, titled SEPTA's new natural gas plant exemplifies environmental racism | Opinion, by Cindy Bass, for the Inquirer “Race is the biggest indicator in the U.S. of whether you live near toxic waste.” That’s what a Quartz author concluded after reviewing a 2016 study published in the scientific journal Environmental Research … Continue reading SEPTA’s new natural gas plant exemplifies environmental racism | Opinion

3 events fight for clean air, safe communities, and a livable climate

As summer heats up, groups committed to fight for clean air and water in Pennsylvania are ramping up the pressure on Governor Wolf, state legislators and regulatory agencies to stop pipelines that endanger our communities, halt the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure, and make a plan to transition Pennsylvania to clean, renewable energy.  Three important … Continue reading 3 events fight for clean air, safe communities, and a livable climate

350 Philly Open Meeting – February 28th 2018

We cordially invite you to 350 Philadelphia’s next open meeting on Wednesday evening, February 28. Everyone is welcome, and we hope you can join us! We are excited to be re-launching our monthly meetings, which will take place on the last Wednesday of each month throughout 2018. Each month, we’ll update you about campaigns to defend … Continue reading 350 Philly Open Meeting – February 28th 2018

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

Allies in City Council, Press Conference tomorrow

On Thursday November 30th, health professionals, residents, and environmental and social justice groups will gather at City Hall to urge Philadelphia Air Management Services (AMS) to not issue an air permit for the proposed SEPTA gas power plant. This event was planned in response to, and in support of, letters sent by Philadelphia City Councilmembers … Continue reading Allies in City Council, Press Conference tomorrow

Citizen research on SEPTA’s Proposed Gas Plant

The proposed SEPTA gas-to-electric power plant. We’ve spoken at SEPTA board meetings, met with SEPTA management, gone door-to-door canvassing neighbors, educated politicians, convinced over 50 organizations of our perspective, and yet, our transit agency is set on building this plant. With assistance from expert advisors, volunteers at 350 Philly have written several reports and memos … Continue reading Citizen research on SEPTA’s Proposed 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!

The people have a right to breathe!

One after the other, people trailed into Panati Playground recreation center near 22nd and Allegheny last evening. It was odd that our transit agency, SEPTA, selected this site for the hearing, over a mile from their proposed gas power plant.  There was just one SEPTA representative present. A team of 5 people from our City’s … Continue reading The people have a right to breathe!

Air Management: Please don’t OK SEPTA gas plant 

Please join us at a hearing sponsored by Philadelphia's Air Management Services (AMS). It's about approving SEPTA's gas power plant in Nicetown. AMS has said they want to hear us. And we need AMS to deny a permit for SEPTA's gas plant. Several of us plan to testify why AMS should reject the plant. We'll … Continue reading Air Management: Please don’t OK SEPTA gas plant