Thank you again for your support for the campaign to stop SEPTA from building a natural gas power plant in Nicetown!
We wanted to invite you to a community meeting that 350 Philly is co-sponsoring with the Community Advocate in Nicetown-Tioga this Wednesday evening. Everyone is welcome! We hope you will join us, and please feel free to invite friends and neighbors.
What: During the meeting, we will:
- talk about SEPTA’s plan for a power plant in Nicetown
- discuss the harm that pollution from the plant could cause to people in Tioga, Nicetown, Germantown, and nearby neighborhoods, and to our global climate
- share updates about the ongoing campaign to stop the plant, and develop new plans to urge elected officials to deny permits for the plant
- take immediate action — by signing postcards and making calls to elected officials
We will also discuss other environmental health issues facing the Nicetown-Tioga community, including the new crematorium on Hunting Park Avenue. Please see the November-December 2016 issue of the Community Advocate newsletter for more details.
SEPTA is planning to build a new power plant next to the Midvale bus depot, near Wissahickon and Hunting Park Ave. The plant would burn natural gas in order to generate electricity for the Regional Rail system. More than 50 organizations have called on SEPTA to cancel this proposal and to make a plan to use clean renewable energy to power our transit system instead.
We believe the gas plant is the wrong direction for SEPTA! The plant would:
- Release toxic air pollution into an already burdened neighborhood
- Accelerate global warming
- Likely waste tax-payer & fare-payer money
Many transit agencies across the world are beginning to use electricity generated by solar panels and wind turbines to power their trains, subways, trolleys, and buses. We are urging SEPTA to do the same.