CLF Statement on Brayton Point Power Plant’s Notice of Intention to Shut Down by 2017

Seth Kaplan

CLF Calls Plan Good News for Mass. and New England Communities and Environment, Underscores Need for Planning to Ensure Stable and Just Transition

In response to the notice from the owners of the Brayton Point power plant to ISO New England announcing the company’s intentions of retiring all units of the Brayton Point coal- and oil-fired power plant by 2017, the Conservation Law Foundation issued the following statement:

“This announcement provides certainty about the closure of the Brayton Point power plant. The fact that the largest coal- and oil-fired power plant in New England will definitively close by June of 2017 is good news for the communities of Massachusetts and New England, and is an important step on our path to a cleaner energy future and healthy environment,” said Seth Kaplan, Vice President for Policy and Climate Advocacy at Conservation Law Foundation. “CLF has been sounding the alarm about the financial and environmental issues that signaled the end was near for the plant. Planning for a stable and just transition must move forward immediately to ensure clean, reliable electricity for the local community and for the broader environmental and economic benefit of the Commonwealth and the region.”

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. Using the law, science and the market, CLF creates solutions that preserve natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy region-wide. Founded in1966, CLF is a nonprofit, member-supported organization with offices in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

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