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Old 05-02-2012, 01:54 AM   #1
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Default HESS PLANT WEDNESDAY NIGHT May 2nd

Kim,

You did a first-rate job last night at the Hess hearing.

The Hess presentation to the Planning Board was pathetic and an insult to the inelegance of the people of Newark. They spent a huge amount of time discussing fence and sidewalk issues. They ignored the cumulative environmental impact on the health of the citizens. We have a responsibility to understand how many more cases of asthma that will result from the tons of pollutants that will be dumped into the lungs of our children. In addition, we must know what the increase in the mortality rate will be.

Hess was so ill prepared that their proposal included barbed-wire fence that would be illegal. Obviously, they did not bother to read the city ordinances.

It would have been nice to see the Mayor attend the hearing that will affect the health of his constituents for four decades or more.

Maybe someone would tweet him.

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Bill Chappel

COME OUT TO THE PLANNING BOARD HEARING on WEDNESDAY, May 2nd at 6 pm and BRING YOUR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS!!!


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Subject: HESS PLANT -- Wednesday NIGHT May 2nd!!

HESS is coming AGAIN this WEDNESDAY to the Planning Board! Thanks to all the concerned residents who cameout last night another session has been called to hear all the concerns from the residents who did not speak.

Come out again!

Wednesday, May 2nd at 6pm, Central Planning Board of Newark,

Council Conference Room, Second Floor –Newark City Hall, Municipal Council Chambers


The Planning Board will be hearing an application from the Hess Corporation to build one of the largest natural gas power plants in the state over 655 megawatts, a 250 foot stack towering into the sky visible from our waterfront and beyond emitting more than 1.7 million pounds/year of air pollutants, over 2 million TONS of CO2.

natural gas going to this plant derived from fracking in the region danger of natural gas explosions. Newark is already an environmental justice community that bears the brunt of so many polluting sources, and this facility promises to be another addition to an already burdened community without ANY guarantees about net benefits. The facility won't bring any long term job opportunities to our residents - only 26 full time employees at a facility that will rake in millions in profit every year and will spend close to a billion to build. The Newark Environmental Commission has voted to decline this application based on the serious environmental justice concerns related to the plant and the incomplete application which HESS has submitted before the Commission (Incomplete Environmental Impact Statement, no Emergency Preparedness Plan in case of explosions or accidents or Health Impacts Assessment, No Guarantee in writing about the net offsets from Coal, No offsets for toxic particulate matter, etc.)

COME OUT TO THE PLANNING BOARD HEARING on WEDNESDAY, May 2nd at 6 pm and BRING YOUR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS!!!

Kim Gaddy

Chair, Newark Environmental Commission
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
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The number of new permanent jobs is 26. A meager 26 jobs in exchange for the health of the whole community-- blood money they won't be able to enjoy. This is no gift. The sweeteners are for the poison Kool-aid. No matter how much sugar, it's still poison. Hess "says" that the new center "may" lower pollution. But just like the incinerator, once it comes online all the surrounding communities will get nice cheap energy ans develop while we get the smoke!!. Look what Hess did to Port Reading and that wasn't even an East Jersey community. For *26* jobs Our kids will miss more time from school, our older people will die faster and everyone will sit back and tell us how nice there were to make billions from our bad health.

Did they offer free health service for all the people who will suffer asthma attacks? NO , but they will tell you how lucky you are while all the good-paying, clean jobs go somewhere!
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:20 AM   #3
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Hess power plant gets approved for Newark's Ironbound despite outcry from residents

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Published: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 7:54 PM Updated: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 10:11 PM

By David Giambusso/The Star-Ledger

NEWARK — The Newark Planning Board approved a 655-megawatt natural gas power plant tonight to be built in the Ironbound, confounding residents who put up a major cry of resistance in recent weeks.

Commissioners Melvin Waldrop, Paul Oliver Jr., Clifton Johnson, Juanita Jordan, Christine Veliz and Wayne Richardson all voted to approve the plant which critics fear will cause enormous pollution in the East Ward where the plant will be built.

Commissioner Jermaine James was the lone dissenter on the board. Councilman Augusto Amador abstained because of ties to PSE&G.

Immediately following the vote, Newarker Kim Gaddy of the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance vowed to file a class-action lawsuit.

"AS early as next week we'll be getting our paperwork together," Gaddy said following the meeting. "Unfortunately this lawsuit has to be the consequence becasue our health wasn't consequence enough."

Engineers for Hess have said the plant would not cause the pollution feared by many.

"They have to meet state-of-the-art emissions controls," said Fred Sellars, lead environmental consultant for the project at a recent meeting. "The project will not cause a violation of air quality standards."

Hess wants to build the plant, topped by 250-foot stacks, near Newark Bay and the mouth of the Passaic River, next to a police firing range and existing fuel storage tanks owned by the company.

The next step for the plant will be to get approval from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

CITY BACKS DECISION

Following the planning board ruling, Deputy Mayor of Economic Development Adam Zipkin said the plant , “ will utilize the best available technologies and be one of the cleanest fossil fuel power plants ever constructed."

He said the city scrutinized the environmental impact of the plant.

"Based on the results of that analysis, we believe that the project is likely to result in a net improvement to air quality by allowing the more polluting generators in our area – the coal and peaker plants – to run less often."
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People want to have lights and power their iPads. It is inevitable. BTW, if we went with natural gas for both power and truck traffic, we would have much cleaner air. Diesel and coal soot are by far more harmful to Newark citizens then the use of natural gas.
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The site is at least a mile away from any residence. If Ironbound natives are so concerned about pollution they could work on cleaning up the brownfields and the trash past Blanchard Street under the Turnpike and 1&9.
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CITY BACKS DECISION

Following the planning board ruling, Deputy Mayor of Economic Development Adam Zipkin said the plant , “ will utilize the best available technologies and be one of the cleanest fossil fuel power plants ever constructed."

He said the city scrutinized the environmental impact of the plant.

"Based on the results of that analysis, we believe that the project is likely to result in a net improvement to air quality by allowing the more polluting generators in our area – the coal and peaker plants – to run less often."
Is this an analysis that can be OPRA'd? I'd like to know the actual findings and also who conducted the analysis...
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I wonder why they are putting it here, especially if it only creates 26 jobs, which will propbably go to out-of-towners anyway. What the hell would Adam Zipkin and the others care? They don't live in Newark anyway, right?
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I wonder why they are putting it here, especially if it only creates 26 jobs, which will propbably go to out-of-towners anyway. What the hell would Adam Zipkin and the others care? They don't live in Newark anyway, right?
Adam Zipkin lives in the Ironbound.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:40 PM   #9
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We demand the right to know how this will effect residents in the Ironbound. We were told there would be 30,000 jobs. How many will go to Newarkers? How will this effect the air quality in our area?


VOTE LINE E.!!!!! E7 Edwin Bradley E8 Michele Cote! For the PEOPLE!
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Adam Zipkin lives in the Ironbound.
Whoopdy-Damn-Doo! By the time this plan would kick in, I'd bet you that he won't be here.
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