PA Ethics Commission Clears Jessup Council to Vote on Electric Plant

approvedAs MDN has previously chronicled, Chicago-based Invenergy hopes to build what will be the largest (to date) electric generating plant in the state of Pennsylvania powered by natural gas (see Public Hearing on NEPA Proposed Marcellus-Powered Electric Plant). Invenergy hopes to build the 1500-megawatt plant in the borough of Jessup (Lackawanna County), near Scranton. The project its wacko opponents, some of whom make some outrageous claims (see Gas-Powered Electric Plant to be Built “on Thousands of People”). However, the project continues to hum along. In April, local utility UGI announced they will upgrade existing and build new pipeline to feed the plant (see UGI to Feed Jessup, PA Electric Plant with Marcellus Shale Gas). One of the remaining hurdles is a vote by Jessup Borough on zoning for the plant. That vote will take place tonight. In advance of the vote, two of the borough council members asked the PA ethics commission to render an opinion on whether or not it’s OK for them to vote on the measure. The Ethics Commission gave them a green light…

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