Plan to send LNG trains through Philly to S. Jersey port sparks outrage from residents, environmentalists
Environmentalists have stepped up alarms about a major fuel export terminal in South Jersey that they say will accelerate Pennsylvania fracking, worsen climate change, and attract 100-car trains carrying dangerous liquefied natural gas across Philadelphia.A plan to build the Gibbstown Logistics Center in Gloucester County, N.J., just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia International Airport, appears to be coming to a head by the end of the year. A hearing examiner and the staff of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) have recommended approving permits to dredge the river and to b...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Commentary: A fracking threat we can't afford
It comes as no surprise that the Trump administration has fast-tracked a dangerous, untested system of transporting highly explosive fracked gas by trucks and trains through local communities from Pennsylvania down the Delaware River to then be shipped overseas. What is shocking is the level of secrecy that the proposed fracking export facility in Gibbstown, New Jersey, has been cloaked in by the governors of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware. They have gone along with the plan without answering important questions about dangers the facility poses to public health and potential i...
New York Daily News
California is rushing to add solar power. Did recent blackouts just shade state's green future?
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — They sit on oceanfront property in Southern California, a fleet of aging gas-fired power plants that not only pollute the air but also kill sea lions and other marine life. They’re also capable of powering up to 2.8 million homes.Until now, these nine generating units were facing a shutdown by the end of the year. But after two straight nights of rolling blackouts, these California clunkers could get a reprieve.The State Water Resources Board will vote Sept. 1 on whether to add as many as three more years of life to the coastal plants. The postponement is “needed to ensure...
The Sacramento Bee