KEARNY, N.J. REMAINS GROUND ZERO
NJ TRANSIT'S GAS-FIRED POWER PLANT
NJ Transit is still headed the wrong way, but it’s not too late to avert a disaster.
NJ Transit is developing a project known as NJTRANSITGRID to provide stand-alone power for key rail lines when commercial power is out. It plans to build a new fossil gas power plant in Kearny for this purpose. Despite promising in 2020, that it would redesign its project to use as close to 100% clean energy as possible, it published a Request for Proposals requiring a gas powered plant NOW, and only a vague request for ideas as to how it can be converted to a cleaner solution by 2050 – 27 years from now.
The gas-powered plant will operate all day, every day, constantly spewing more toxins into the already dirty air of Hudson County for decades to come, causing more health problems for all residents. We know the needs of this project can be met today with a solar/storage hybrid microgrid, yet NJ Transit refuses to seriously consider this approach.
It is not too late to prevent NJ Transit from treating everyone’s health as collateral damage and dumping more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. But we need the voices of many local residents and organizations to create this change.
Let’s win this fight for every one of us! .
A new fracked gas power plant was been proposed in Kearny to power NJ Transit trains. But what about the public health, environmental, and climate change impacts?
We don’t need another major polluter in our communities!
. Let’s hold NJ Transit accountable to their promise of a healthier, more prosperous New Jersey powered by 100% renewable energy.
The Power Plant
The NJ TRANSITGRID Project proposed for Kearny, NJ would have provided backup power for NJ Transit. This power plant will have burned fracked gas 24/7 for decades, emitting over 576,000 tons of greenhouse gases annually. #DONTGASTHEMEADOWLANDS
Constructing a massive power plant on a Superfund site in a flood zone, now protected by a cap covering toxic materials, risks disturbing the cap and allowing toxic materials to leach into the region's water.
A Clean Future
Instead of building a fossil-fuel power plant, we have the opportunity to build a state-of-the-art solar powered facility that would help NJ reach its transition goal of 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050.
A power plant to supply backup power is going to be built in a flood zone?
You can make a difference! Contact your local, regional, state, and federal representatives and tell them that you oppose the “NJ TRANSITGRID” Project, and you favor a renewable energy and battery storage alternative. Share information on social media, with your neighbors, and with your communities. Contact Governor Murphy at 877-814–5667 or here!
A new power plant in an area that already gets failing grades for high levels of smog?