Quit Coal

Taking Action for a Coal Free Future

bannerThis 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.

 

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The Beginning of a Coal Free Future [VIDEO]

Blog by Kelly Mitchell | March 2, 2011

Last week, the Coal Free Future Tour wrapped, and the Arctic Sunrise set sail for Amsterdam. However, this is just the beginning of Greenpeace’s work to shut down dirty coal plants, expose corporate polluters, and connect community...

Courage of Conscience

Blog by Emma Cassidy | February 25, 2011 1 comment

Last Saturday, the Peace Abbey presented Greenpeace with the " Courage of Conscience " award at our ship, the Arctic Sunrise, docked in Boston. The director of the Peace Abbey had visited the ship last week and was so inspired by...

Citizen Activists call on Governor Patrick to Shut Down the Salem Harbor Coal Plant

Blog by Kelly Mitchell | February 21, 2011 1 comment

Activist Sandra Winter calls Governor Patrick outside the Massachusetts Statehouse . The final stop of the Coal Free Future tour is coming to a close. This week, we've been supporting efforts to shut down the Salem Harbor coal...

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