1. Welcome to the System Change Not Climate Change Community Forum. The Forum's goal is to promote exchange of information, discussion, and debate among ecosocialists and other activists who share our belief that capitalism is driving climate change and that a radical international grassroots movement can stop it.

    Dismiss Notice

Big power plant ignites political fight in small Pennsylvania town

Discussion in 'Labor' started by David Klein, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. David Klein

    David Klein Moderator

    Carbon Wars

    November 2, 2017 Updated: 2:28 pm, November 2, 2017

    Big power plant ignites political fight in small Pennsylvania town

    Big power plant ignites political fight in small Pennsylvania town

    A wave of new gas-fired power plants is hitting the nation, with uncertain implications for the climate. The local consequences can be just as thorny.

    JESSUP, Pa.—The biggest new natural-gas power plant in a state awash with them is taking shape on a mountain ridge overlooking the community it cleaved apart.

    First came questions about pollution and property values. Lawyers and public-records requests followed. Now this borough of 4,500, where it’s only a slight exaggeration to say that everybody knows everybody, is embroiled in a full-out political revolt.

    continued...

    Big power plant ignites political fight in small Pennsylvania town
     

Share This Page