Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Petition: Reject the Newark Natural Gas Power Plant

The Data Centers LLC wants to build a plant right next to one of the highest-density residential areas in Delaware. The manager and staff of the City of Newark have been working behind-the-scenes to bring the power plant to Newark for nearly a year before the public learned about the project. With more than adequate surplus on the grid, this is a terrible idea for the environment, our health, and quality of life for generations to come.

Greenhouse Gases:
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2): 899,692 tons/year (4th highest in New Castle County)
  • Methane: 54 tons/year (11th highest in New Castle County)
Health Concerns:
  • Nitrogen Oxides (NOx):  74 tons/year (7th highest in New Castle County)
Quantities not yet disclosed:
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Sulfur Dioxides
  • Particle Pollution
  • Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Sulfuric Acid Mist
  • Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • Ammonia
Sign this on-line petition today, demanding that University of Delaware President Patrick Harker withdraw this proposal.

Related: Gas Fired Power Plant Proposed For UD's STAR Campus

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