‘No way, no how’: 50+ environmental groups urge Murphy to oppose gas-powered plant in Kearny

JORDAN WOLMAN / JERSEY JOURNAL – Nearly two dozen environmental activists and members of the public gathered at Leonard Gordon Park in Jersey City on Tuesday to rally against NJ Transit’s proposed natural gas-powered plant in Kearny.

The natural gas-fired plant, planned for the former Kopper’s Koke peninsula on the Hackensack River, would provide electricity to rail lines during weather emergencies like Superstorm Sandy and other power outages.

But after NJ Transit unveiled the plan, more than 50 local, state and national environmental and community groups signed a letter urging Gov. Phil Murphy to oppose the 140-megawatt plant and instead support projects powered by renewable energy that don’t emit carbon dioxide …

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