Local environmental groups oppose proposed natural gas power plant proposed for Salem

March 27, 2012 By Justin A. Rice, Town Correspondent, Boston Globe Several local environmental groups have raised concerns about a proposal to replace the coal-and oil-fired Salem Harbor Power Station with a natural gas facility. SAFE, HealthLink and Clean Water Action released a statement on Monday saying they oppose New Jersey-based Footprint Power’s pending plan … Continue reading Local environmental groups oppose proposed natural gas power plant proposed for Salem

Healthlink, SAFE and Clean Water Action state position

Groups Announce Opposition to Current Natural Gas Plant Proposal in Salem SAFE, HealthLink and Clean Water Action today announced opposition to the tentative proposal outlined by Footprint Power, proponents of a 600-720 MWh natural gas and diesel-fueled power plant on the site of the current Salem Harbor Station. The groups cautioned that the details of … Continue reading Healthlink, SAFE and Clean Water Action state position

Massachusetts, ISO New England officials reviewing potential power plant project

February 28, 2012 Officials in Massachusetts are backing proposed plans that would transform a coal-and-oil fired power plant into a natural gas facility. The Boston Globe reports that Salem mayor Kim Driscoll is supporting a plan that would modernize the Salem Harbor Power Station. Whether utility company Dominion decides to sell the plant would dictate … Continue reading Massachusetts, ISO New England officials reviewing potential power plant project

Court settlement with Salem power plant ends city’s coal era

February 7, 2012 By Tom Dalton Staff writer Salem Evening News SALEM — A federal court settlement announced yesterday between Dominion Energy Inc. and two environmental groups that accused the company of pollution violations signals the death of coal at Salem Harbor Station. The agreement resolving a 2010 lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court includes … Continue reading Court settlement with Salem power plant ends city’s coal era

EPA finalizes tough new rules on emissions by power plants

In the Washington Post (12-16-2011), Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson report:   The Obama administration finished crafting tough new rules Friday curbing mercury and other poisons emitted by coal-fired utilities, according to several people briefed on the decision, culminating more than two decades of work to clean up the nation’s dirtiest power plants. Read more.....