Last week, CLF and Arise for Social Justice took our ongoing case against a proposed biomass plant in Springfield to the Massachusetts Superior Court, arguing to oppose an air quality permit that has been granted for the plant. Residents in the City of Springfield already suffer from higher-than-average rates of asthma and other serious respiratory illnesses and a plant that will spew ammonia, carbon monoxide, and other pollutants into the air will put the health of these already-vulnerable residents at even greater risk.
Watch our video to hear Michaelann Bewsee, co-founder and executive director of Arise for Social Justice, talk about the burdens her community already faces – and how this plant will only make those burdens heavier to bear.
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