Bridgeport Harbor Station

Bridgeport Harbor Station is an old, outdated coal-fired power station owned and operated by Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Join this Community Forum and connect with others working to close down this plant. 

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Submitted by
May 3, 2012

Public hearing to retire the Bridgeport coal plant
Let’s make Connecticut the first state to become coal-free!  PSEG’s 44-year old outdated Bridgeport Harbor Station is the last coal-fired power plant in CT.  According to the NAACP it is the 8th worst environmental justice offender in the nation, because of its air pollution's health impacts on Bridgeport communities. Fairfield County has one of the highest asthma rates in CT. As the coal plant lacks proper pollution safeguards, it is a major source of soot, smog, and climate disrupting pollution.
PSEG’s operating permit for...

Submitted by Michael
February 14, 2012

Bridgeport Harbor Station is an old, outdated coal-fired power station owned and operated by Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This enormous facility emits thousands of tons of asthma and cancer-causing pollution every year.

Bridgeport is a struggling community that doesn’t need this extra blight. The city has the fifth-highest poverty rate in the state. A 2008 study reported that about one-quarter of respondents have been diagnosed with asthma.

Six schools are within a mile of the plant. PSEG considers the coal it uses “clean...

Submitted by Andy
October 31, 2011

Hello,

My name is Andy Myers and I'm with the nonprofit Working Films which connects documentary film to activism. I am currently working on the engagement campaign for the documentary Dirty Business which is an investigative report that exposes clean coal for the myth that it is while showcasing the atrocities of coal mining and the potentials of renewable energy.
 
We would love to get this film into your hands and wanted to give you a heads up and let you know that it is available as a resource. Here is a link to the main Dirty Business film page:...

Submitted by
August 4, 2011

Hi Everyone, I was one of the activists arrested at the plant when we hung this banner: http://www.flickr.com/photos/greenpeaceusa09/5453474467/in/set-72157625894443775/

I look forward to connecting with all of you who live with this hazard everyday. I grew up in Maine, the tailpipe of the country, and was diagnosed with asthma after a frightening attack in high school. I know that this has to be because of the pollution I was breathing in that came from around the country...