Sunday, March 30, 2014

New Power Plant Fueled By Natural Gas: Asylum Township, PA

One of the latest developments in the on-going "progress" associated with the natural gas industry- a power plant fueled by natural gas- is planned for a location in Asylum Township on Route 187 just outside of Wysox and not far from Wyalusing which is across the Susquehanna River.  Groundbreaking ceremony will be in May.  At a time when we should be looking toward sustainable sources of energy,  the corporate powers continue to pursue the wrong avenues for energy development, thus contaminating our planet more and more for the monetary profits, nothing more.

A blog post I wrote in 2010:

An EPA article mentions quite a few negative aspects of natural gas powered power plants.

I have seen a few pictures of such facilities, and they all look like monstrocities.  This plant in Asylum Township is being built in a former corn field, or something akin to it.  I imagine the former owner of the land made quite a bundle on the sale.  But in the long run, I don't think the effects will be good.

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