PA DEP News Release : DEP To Host Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant In Luzerne County

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Dept. of Environmental Protection
Commonwealth News Bureau
Room 308, Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg PA., 17120

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

06/19/2015
 
DEP To Host Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant In Luzerne County
 
 
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public hearing to take testimony from residents regarding an application filed by Moxie Freedom Energy, LLC of Virginia for an air quality plan approval to construct and operate a 1050-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Salem Township, Luzerne County.
 
The hearing will take place on Tuesday, July 7, from 6-9 PM at Berwick High School, 1100 Fowler Avenue, Berwick, PA, 18603.
 
“Natural gas-fired power plants are a relatively new concept in this part of the state, so it is important that residents be allowed to voice their opinions on the permitting process with projects like this one,” said Mike Bedrin, Director of DEP’s Northeast Regional Office in Wilkes-Barre.