Proposed Meadowlands power plant would be NJ’s biggest greenhouse gas polluter

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SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – A controversial, natural gas-fired power plant proposed for the Meadowlands would emit more carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases than any existing power plant in New Jersey, according to a review of federal data.

In fact, North Bergen Liberty Generating station’s estimated 2.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions would tie it with the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery in Linden as the top single greenhouse gas producer in the Garden State.

A list of New Jersey’s top emitters can be found below.

Opponents of the plant are  concerned that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection would not consider the impact of greenhouse gases as officials evaluate a slate of air permits that will determine if the power plant is built …

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