GenOn Energy’s Portland Generating Station is a 60 year-old coal-fired power plant on the Delaware River directly across from New Jersey. This plant is making residents of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey sick. In Pennsylvania, its toxic coal ash sits in an improperly lined and under-monitored quarry, placing the community at risk for mercury, arsenic and lead poisoning.
In New Jersey, the plant is responsible for more sulfur dioxide pollution than all the coal plants in New Jersey combined. The sulfur dioxide created by this plant worsens health problems like asthma and heart disease. The EPA wants the plant to clean up its act and install modern pollution control technologies. Meanwhile, the plant’s owner, GenOn, wants more time, flexible pollution targets, and a renewed lease to continue polluting. Let’s tell GenOn to shut down this plant before it damages our environment and health any more.
Learn more about the campaign here: http://www.portlandcoal.com
Close the Portland Generating Station now!
GenOn’s coal-fired power plant in Portland, PA poisons our air and water with mercury, sulfur dioxide, and other toxins. To protect the health and environment of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we call upon you to shut this plant down. It is responsible for hundreds of asthma attacks and dozens of heart attacks, hospital visits, and premature deaths each year. Coal is the fuel of the past. Clean energy is the future. Close the Portland Generating Station now!