Monday night, in a 17-1 vote overseen by Mayor Bill Finch, the Bridgeport City Council approved a resolution calling for a responsible and managed retirement of the Bridgeport Harbor Station coal plant.
The plant is the largest source of climate-disrupting carbon pollution in the region and is responsible for harmful air and water pollution that puts families’ health at risk. The measure was applauded by members of the Healthy Connecticut Alliance.
“This is a huge step toward healthier air and cleaner water in Bridgeport,” said Onté Johnson, Bridgeport organizing representative of the Sierra Club. “We’re proud of our City Council for their bold leadership in fighting for a better future for our families. Now, we need to get to work on a transition plan that can bring our community together around a healthier, more prosperous vision for the future of our city.”
For more on this story, visit: Bridgeport Council passes resolution to retire coal plant | Bridgeport News.
In a separate but seemingly possibly related story:
PSEG Power Connecticut announced that it has donated and will install approximately 1,600 solar panels at two of Bridgeport’s libraries – the main Downtown Burroughs-Saden Library, located at 925 Broad St.; and the North Branch Library, located at 3455 Madison Ave.
For more on this story, visit: PSEG Power Connecticut to donate, install solar panels at Bridgeport libraries – MarketWatch.