Close the Portland Generating Station
  • Petitioned Edward R. Muller

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Edward R. Muller

Close the Portland Generating Station

    1. Petition by

      Quit Coal

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. 

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    1. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Peter Schweinsberg PISCATAWAY, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      Not only is coal pollution filthy and very harmful to human health, it contributes greatly to global warming, the world's worst impending problem. Also, I welcome higher energy prices if the plant closes. Higher prices would encourage more energy conservation in this exceedingly wasteful, myopic, overly pampered, abysmally ignorant, and selfish nation. Higher energy prices also make the much less damaging alternatives like renewable energy and 4th generation nuclear power plants more feasible. Of course, the optimal scenario would be to rid the world of fossil fuel use via a rapidly increasing flat-dividend carbon tax. However, in the absence of such an enlightened policy, shutting this dirty plant down would still be an important small step forwards.

    • Daphne Zuniga LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      I was mercury toxic. Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that has proven very negative effects in humans. It is a heavy metal that wreaks havoc on the central nervous system. and organs in the body. I had to go thru several chelation sessions w my doctor to rid my system of mercury. It was dangerous and expensive. Coal powered plants are the leading emitters of mercury.

    • Angela Rada TOTOWA, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      to protect my nephew and his family!!!

    • Melissa Chrone GREAT MEADOWS, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      For the health of everyones children!

    • Alexander Goode LITTLE EGG HARBOR, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      It's not fair that PA has this plant blowing pollution at New Jersey and I have family up in the affected areas that I care about.


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