Bridgeport Harbor Station is an old, outdated coal-fired power station owned and operated by Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This enormous facility emits thousands of tons of asthma and cancer-causing pollution every year.
Bridgeport is a struggling community that doesn’t need this extra blight. The city has the fifth-highest poverty rate in the state. A 2008 study reported that about one-quarter of respondents have been diagnosed with asthma.
Six schools are within a mile of the plant. PSEG considers the coal it uses “clean” since it has a lower ash content; however, the coal is imported from the strip mines of Indonesia, furthering deforestation and habitat loss for species like orangutans.
Learn more about the campaign here: http://www.bridgeportharborcoal.com