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Power Plant Agreement
Only one that is benefiting are the lawyers.
"In a rare 'Tentative Final Decision,' Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Martin Suuberg gave both sides in power plant debate a chance to address environmental justice arguments". Opponents of a power plant proposal for the city have until Friday to make their case to the state’s Department of Enviromental Protection that the plant would violate requirements for a community protected under the 2002 Environmental Justice Act."
A Sept. 28 ruling from the state Department of Environmental Protection gives both sides of the power plant struggle one more chance to address whether the plant would hurt Brockton residents, or not.
It seems I'm the only one still battling the Transfer Station who continue to work 24/7 against their promise.
The mayor himself personally told me he would take care of it then passed it onto the P.D. who apparently have done nothing and also claimed they were unaware of it or being told.
Does anyone actually think the Power Plant will do any better?
Does anyone wonder why we don't want such businesses in or city?
If we all sang the same note in the choir, <br />We'd never have harmony <br />
Environmental justice? Didn't they (BCE) already comply with every request the City demanded regarding the use of diesel and waste water use? At considerable cost I might add. And didn't the City get that air monitoring station they asked for? Isn't anyone monitoring that or isn't it giving the results the City wanted? The SJC already laughed the City out of the court room over their perceived threat of black rain, mutant animals and noxious air. The City will come up short on this too. Just build it already.
In my humble opinion they won't build it. the cost of wholesale electricity is too inexpensive to offset the cost of building the plant. I believe the power plant people were treated unfairly and will eventually settle with the city or win its lawsuit?
should have been on the ballot and built years ago?
Curious what do you think is going to happen when Pilgrim goes off lines. I remember Kate Archard almost rejoicing when the Connecticut Power Plant blew up. Literally was at a meeting of STP, low point in my life and she and the rest of the group like 6 people were like we can use this to sway people.
God forbid if Pilgrim blew up but when it does go offline it helps with over 300,000 households.
"The company behind a power plant proposal in Brockton has made the case to justify the extension of its state construction permit in a recent mandatory filing. And nearly a year after a consent decree was put in place between the city of Brockton and Brockton Power LLC, a $68 million lawsuit filed by the company has officially come to an end. These are the latest developments in the ongoing saga revolving around the 350-megawatt, gas-fired power plant proposed for Brockton Nearly a decade as the the public meetings and fervent debates surrounding the project have faded in the city's rear view mirror since a Planning Board hearing in December 2015. In early December 2016, Brockton Power filed a bi-monthly status report to the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board that was mandatory in order to maintain the company's state construction permit extension, approved on August 6 last year and set to expire at the end of next month."
"The clock is ticking for Brockton's proposed power plant."
"The state permit extension granted during the summer for construction of the proposed 350-megawatt, gas-fired plant is set to expire on Feb. 28. That date coincides with the conclusion of the region's annual energy marketplace auction, where companies bid to gain entry into the market.Gaining entry is considered vital for the viability of a project such as Brockton Power - and last year the company failed to get in. Now, as a condition of the permit extension, Brockton Power must report to the state whether it secured access - and gained so-called capacity obligation - during the 2017 New England auction, which begins Feb. 6."Then, it will be up to a vote of the nine-member Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board, or EFSB, for short, on whether the permit should stay alive through another extension."
In case anyone missed this. Good or Bad News depending on your position. So much money spent by City in legal fees. One side of the City fighting the other side.
"BREAKING: Brockton Power plant proposal didn't make the cut at this year's regional energy market capacity auction, throwing the project into question".
Per the Enterprise, they filed for a 6 month extension. No decision yet
"In its filing for a permit extension, Brockton Power said on Monday that it did not participate in the regional auction, citing a change in ownership. Advanced Power and Siemens made the decision at the time in early August not to participate in the ISO New England auction, the filing states, and the two corporations have since abandoned the project."
Cashman "claims" he is now the sole owner Brockton Power. I've alwsys had mixed feelings about the Plant, but Cashman, he's a piece of work. And I hope Carpenter isn't too messed up with him.
"A real estate broker is now working to sell a plot of land that was part of the plan for the Brockton Power electric generating plant.The 38-acre property was part of the perimeter plan for the "Brockton Clean Energy" plant, with an electricity switching station to be built on the site. I'm in the process of marketing it," said Paul D'Angelo Jr., vice president of the Brockton-based Quinn Associates. "I have an exclusive right to sell. ... I'm reaching out to a lot of the local players to see who's interested and who may not be interested." D'Angelo said he is representing Bake LLC and South Brockton LLC, the two companies that own the property, which are led by a Vermont man named Jonathan Siegel."
"D'Angelo said he has not yet heard from Cashman about the property, which includes 12 acres of usable industrial zoned land in Brockton. But D'Angelo said he would be open to negotiating a deal with anyone for the property, adding that, for example, the site could be used to build a factory or bus terminal. "I have not talked to him directly to his representatives at this point, no," said D'Angelo, reached by The Enterprise on Tuesday. "It's a big, new listing for me. I think it's a really good 12 acres of land in Brockton, where there's not a lot of industrial land available. It's a little away from the highways. ... It could be manufacturing. It could almost be anything. The industrial zoning opens the door to a lot of different possibilities"