Posts Tagged ‘ PSEG ’

Healthy CT Alliance forum addresses redevelopment of coal plant site

Jan 31st, 2014 | By

“Coal fired power plants are no longer economically viable and the days are numbered for the last few that remain,” said N. Jonathan Peress, vice president and director of clean energy and climate change at the Conservation Law Foundation.

Bridgeport Harbor Unit 3 Economically Unsustainable: Healthy CT Alliance

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By

The Healthy CT Alliance says profits from the last coal-fired power plant in Connecticut have plummeted and are unlikely to recover. “This report confirms what we’ve known all along: that the era of getting our energy from dirty coal is over, and it’s time to plan for Bridgeport’s future,” said Elaine Thompson-Ward on behalf of the alliance.

New LIPA board hears updates on PSEG transition

Jan 22nd, 2014 | By

Long Island Power Authority trustees Tuesday received their first progress report since PSEG Long Island took over operations Jan. 1, including further details of a fatal head-on collision involving a PSEG truck last week. For more on this story, visit: New LIPA board hears updates on PSEG transition.

Opposition to PSEG coal plant in Conn. takes center stage at Newark rally

Oct 14th, 2013 | By

A busload of environmental advocates from Connecticut rallied outside Public Service Enterprise Group’s Newark headquarters Sunday, seeking to permanently shutter the company’s coal-fired Bridgeport power plant.

Activists Want Your Support to Close Power Plant

Jun 19th, 2013 | By
PSEG Bridgeport Harbor Station

Environmental activists are going door-to-door in Darien this week with a petition calling for the closure of the coal-burning power plant in Bridgeport. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from the Darien Patch.

Senate approves Fewer emission tests for Bridgeport’s coal-burning power plant

May 8th, 2013 | By

Bridgeport’s controversial coal-burning power plant would have its emissions testing cut to just once a year under legislation unanimously approved Wednesday in the state Senate.

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 can lead to coal-free future — Commentary

Dec 7th, 2012 | By

Ever noticed that red and white smokestack looming over Bridgeport, occasionally billowing clouds of black smoke? You can see it from almost any point in the city. The Bridgeport Harbor coal plant is the last coal-burning power plant in Connecticut.

What you cannot always see are the six schools and University of Bridgeport located within only a mile of this plant.

Why is this a problem, you ask?

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.

Courant LETTER: On A Coal-Free Connecticut

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By

Connecticut has an opportunity to make history by retiring our last coal plant, located in the heart of Bridgeport. Its legacy is pollution and upon its retirement, Connecticut will become the first coal-free state in the United States. Click on this environmental headline for more of this important viewpoint.

CFE not surprised on granting of Bridgeport coal plant permit (update)

Sep 13th, 2012 | By

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on Thursday issued a draft permit for the Bridgeport Harbor Station power plant that has been the target of recent protests by environmental groups. The DEEP action triggers a 45-day review process by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. DEEP is authorized to issue a final permit at the end of the review period if there are no objections from EPA.

100 Small Businesses Sign On In Opposition To Bridgeport Coal Plant

Aug 20th, 2012 | By

BRIDGEPORT — Small businesses aren’t usually the ones to stick their necks out for the cause of environmental activism, but 100 of them in Bridgeport, most of them little shops and restaurants, signed a petition this week urging the shutdown of the Bridgeport Harbor Power Station ‘s coal-fired boiler. For more on this story, visit:

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Protestors Call for End to Bridgeport Harbor Station Coal Plant (update)

Aug 17th, 2012 | By

“A Better Future for Bridgeport,” read the banner spread out in front of the march through downtown Bridgeport Saturday.

About 25 people gathered in the early afternoon to rally for an end to the Bridgeport Harbor Station Coal Plant. The residents and protestors met downtown for introductions and information about the hazards of the coal-fired power station. They then headed outside, despite the ambient air quality alert in effect, and marched through Bridgeport.

Should we retire this sickening coal plant?

Aug 4th, 2012 | By

A dispatch from Sylvia Broude, Incoming Executive Director, Toxics Action Center For more than forty years, the Bridgeport Harbor Station coal-burning power plant has been belching out smog, soot and other toxins. And we’re sick of it. Literally. Asthma mortality rates in Bridgeport are ten  times higher for children and three times higher for seniors

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Residents tell last sooty power plant ‘This air was made for you and me’ (update)

May 15th, 2012 | By

PSEG, residents, environmenalists, others face off over Bridgeport power plant

Even though less than 2 percent of Connecticut’s power came from coal burning sources last year, the owners of the PSEG Bridgeport Harbor Station seem determined to get their operating permit renewed.

Click on this environmental headline for more on this story from Environmental Headlines and other news sources.

The following public notices have been posted on the CT DEEP website

Jan 20th, 2012 | By

*(Greenwich) Notice of tentative determination to approve an application submitted by Carlos Cruz to retain repairs conducted to an existing seawall. * To view this public notice, please visit *(Bridgeport) Notice of tentative determination to approve an application submitted by PSEG Power Connecticut, LLC – Bridgeport Harbor Station for renewal of their existing Title

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