Moxie’s NEPA Marcellus-Powered Electric Plant Gets 1st Approval

MDN previously told you about a project under way by Moxie Energy to build an electric generation plant fired by Marcellus Shale gas in Salem Township (Luzerne County), PA. If the project goes forward, it would be Moxie’s third such power plant project in northeast Pennsylvania (see Moxie Energy in Hunt for Third Marcellus-Powered Electric Plant?). The first two such projects begun by Moxie were both later sold to Panda Power–before being built. Moxie gets all of the permits and gets ready to begin construction, then turns around and sells the project to others–at least that’s what they’ve now done twice. Some of the neighbors living close to where the plant will be built, near Wilkes-Barre, have complained and pushed back (see Balancing Act for New Natgas-Fired Electric Plant in NEPA). However, Salem Township supervisors voted yesterday to approve the project, the first and perhaps most important step on the way to putting shovel to ground…

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