Jessup Town Board Continues Effort to Stop Gas-Fired Elec Plant

We don’t know how many times we have to keep ringing the bell–this is a five-alarm situation! Wake up! A group of Democrats elected to the Jessup, PA Borough Council (Scranton suburb) are actively trying to block the completion of the state’s largest natural gas-fired electric generating plant–the first phase of which will be ready to go online in a little over a month. A bunch of ninny nanny antis didn’t like that they couldn’t stop the project, so they used money and help from Big Green groups last November to launch successful campaigns to defeat incumbent Council members who voted to authorize the Lackawanna Energy Center to be built by Invenergy (see Scranton Antis Get Political Revenge for Gas-Fired Power Plant). A new majority of anti-power plant radicals took office last week and wasted no time in attempting to slow (or stop) the project (see New Town Board Tries to Stop Nearly-Done Gas-Fired Plant in Jessup). Yesterday, Jessup Council members voted unanimously to hire the same attorney used by Big Green group Delaware Riverkeeper, Jordan Yeager, to “investigate” a request by Invenergy to flush 56,000 gallons of heated water (used to cool the plant) per day down the municipal sewer system. Council voted, unanimously, to pay Yeager and another attorney from the same Big Green law firm $225 per hour for their “expertise” in reviewing Invenergy’s request. No doubt the new council members are hoping Yeager can figure out a way to deny Invenergy’s request and perhaps kill the plant–or at the very least delay the project as long as possible. That seems to be the strategy here. Why else would Jessup Council hire a Big Green lawyer like Yeager? This is NOT a good faith effort to work with Invenergy, as some Council members pretend. It is a bad faith effort to screw Invenergy and stop the plant…

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