CLF and Footprint Close to Agreement

The Salem News (2/12/14) reports that Conservation Law Foundation and Footprint Power are close to announcing a settlement in CLF's lawsuit challenging Footprint's effort to site a new gas plant in Salem. In a joint motion filed yesterday with a state board, the New Jersey power plant developer and the Massachusetts environmental organization said they … Continue reading CLF and Footprint Close to Agreement

SALEM GAS PLANT AND THE LOW-CARBON FUTURE

Salem Alliance for the Environment (SAFE) released the following statement in response to the February 8 demonstration in Salem by 350-MA. SAFE fully agrees with 350MA that the United States must take immediate steps to address global climate change. However, SAFE believes that the proposed quick-start, high efficiency natural-gas power plant for our city is … Continue reading SALEM GAS PLANT AND THE LOW-CARBON FUTURE

Proposed Gas Plant Could Help Reduce Emissions Regionally

SAFE co-chairs Patricia Gozemba and Jeff Barz-Snell respond to a recent article in the Boston Globe: RE “NEW Salem plant a test case for state climate law: Utilities call power vital; environmentalists alarmed” (Page A1, Jan. 19): The implication in Erin Ailworth’s article is that all environmentalists oppose the Footprint Power project in Salem. Salem Alliance for … Continue reading Proposed Gas Plant Could Help Reduce Emissions Regionally

Colorado Governor proposes stricter fracking regs

According to the New York Times, Governor Hickenlooper is proposing to crack down on methane leaking from gas wells. The pollution has become so pervasive that Rocky Mountain National Park is experiencing elevated ozone readings. Gov. John W. Hickenlooper of Colorado proposed on Monday tough new limits on leaks of methane and other gases from well … Continue reading Colorado Governor proposes stricter fracking regs

Salem State Goes Green with New Library

Salem State University’s recently opened Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons has provided the university with additional opportunities to develop and maintain a sustainable manner of operation. The installation of geothermal heat pumps to regulate the library’s heating and cooling is just one of numerous ‘green’ features of the new facility. Read more.