Community Forum to Highlight Opposition to Woodbridge Gas Plant

Local residents and environmentalists are planning a public forum to discuss plans to stop a planned fracked gas power plant in the Keasbey section of Woodbridge Township.

The event is being organized by Food & Water Watch, the NAACP Perth Amboy Area Branch, NAACP Metuchen Edison Area Branch, and a dozen other community organizations. Speakers will include Highland Park Council President Phil George, Raritan Riverkeeper Bill Schultz, and the Co-Chair of Physician Engagement at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Lisa Cerceo.

Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) has proposed building a new 630-megawatt gas power plant in Keasbey, a community already overburdened with pollution. The company already operates a 725-megawatt gas plant at the Keasbey location on the Raritan River. If approved, this expansion plan would make the site one of the state’s largest sources of climate pollution. The new plant would emit hundreds of tons of toxic air pollutants – including carbon monoxide, ammonia, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds, sulfuric acid, and lead all of which will hurt the health of Central Jersey residents.

WHAT: Say NO to Another Gas Plant in Woodbridge – Public Education Forum

WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2:30pm

WHERE: Jankowski Community Center 1 Olive Street, Perth Amboy (or join in via zoom)

Register online at https://fwaction.us/may14

The event will be translated into Spanish via zoom.

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