The Boston Globe today presents an excellent editorial on the misguided proposal for the power plant in Somerset Massachusetts:
ONE OF THE state’s “Filthy Five’’ coal-burning power plants is trying to turn itself into a Cinderella of clean-burning electricity generation. Since the makeover includes a first-in-the-nation commercial use of a certain technology to reduce dirty emissions, the state should give it a closer environmental review. (MORE)
This particular proposal is one that CLF is engaging in many ways, including in a pending court case (somerset-sc-clfs-memo-suppt-of-jdgmt-8-10-09). And earlier on in the legal process this plant was (among other issues) discussed in an Op-Ed by Dr. James Hansen. It has been the subject of ongoing upset, protests and opposition.
If you want to support our work on cases like this – go for it – or just comment below if you have a local coal fired power plant giving you gas.