Dolores Jordan, First Lady of Derby Street

Dustin Luca of the Salem News profiles Dolores Jordan, SAFE's honoree at its November 10 fundraiser (Hawthorne Hotel, 5:30): SALEM — She's the "First Lady of Derby Street," and Derby Street is coming together to celebrate her legacy of protecting and cementing the community's history in the Witch City. The Salem Alliance for the Environment … Continue reading Dolores Jordan, First Lady of Derby Street

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

Footprint: Community Benefits Agreement

On June 13, 2013, SAFE presented a proposal to Mayor Driscoll to pursue a Community Benefits Agreement with Footprint Power, the developer that now owns Salem Harbor Station. The proposal focuses on two key community concerns: mitigating carbon emissions which contribute to climate change and therefore sea level rise, which could devastate our community, and … Continue reading Footprint: Community Benefits Agreement