A few weeks ago MDN told you the State of Connecticut’s “Siting Council” had changed its mind and decided to approve NTE Energy’s proposal to build a 650-megawatt natural gas-fired electric plant in Killingly (see Connecticut Approves New Natgas-Fired Electric Plant in Killingly). Apparently Connecticut doesn’t want to experience rolling blackouts that are sure to come unless more electric power generation is added to the grid. The Siting Council’s approval brought out a handful of anti-fossil fuel protesters yesterday. Among them were a paid volunteer Sierra Club agitator and some old hippies.
9/23/19 CORRECTION:The Sierra Club representative who participated, Martha Klein, contacted MDN to say that she is a volunteer. She does not receive any compensation from the Sierra Club. We regret the error and have corrected the article to reflect that fact.