Posts Tagged ‘ Bridgeport Harbor Station ’

Bridgeport Council passes resolution to retire coal plant. PSEG to donate and install solar panels

Oct 9th, 2014 | By

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.

“This is a huge step toward healthier air and cleaner water in Bridgeport,” said Onté Johnson, Bridgeport organizing representative of the Sierra Club.

Environmental groups sue seeking shutdown of Bpt. coal plant

Jan 12th, 2013 | By

BRIDGEPORT — The Sierra Club, the Connecticut Fund for the Environment and the Conservation Law Foundation have jointly filed a lawsuit in federal court that ultimately seeks a shutdown of the coal-fired Bridgeport Harbor Station in the city’s South End. “We’re seeking the full range of remedies available under the Clean Air Act,” said Charles

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Bridgeport’s Harbor Station plant gets permit for 5 more years

Nov 6th, 2012 | By

Connecticut’s last coal-fired power plant will still be belching the occasional smoke cloud along the city’s harbor front.

It was an anti-climatic denouement to a months-long effort by opponents who unrealistically hoped for a rejection to force PSEG to retire what they consider a pollution-spewing relic.

Deadline Monday: Request a public hearing on the dirty Bridgeport coal plant

Feb 12th, 2012 | By

The Bridgeport Harbor Station in southwest Connecticut, which is less than a mile from six schools and a university,1 is the last remaining coal plant in the state. And as of last week, the plant’s operating permit has expired, giving us a great opportunity to shut this half-century old polluter down once and for all.

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