Taking Action for a Coal Free Future
This morning Greenpeace activists have scaled the Bridgeport Harbor Generating Station coal elevator and unfurled a huge banner reading "Shut it Down: Quit Coal." The coal plant is an aging, inefficient plant that endangers the health of Bridgeport residents, including the children attending the six schools located within a one mile radius of the plant.
The protest is happening as Greenpeace's ship, the Arctic Sunrise, sailed up the East Coast for its Coal Free Future Tour. Nationwide, pollution from coal is responsible for more than 13,000 deaths per year – one person every forty minutes.
The plants owners Public Service Enterprise Group should protect public health and stop allowing the toxic plant to continue operating against the wishes of the people of Bridgeport.