The cooling towers at the Brayton Point power plant were imploded yesterday morning. Brayton Point in Somerset MA was New England’s last coal plant. And now it’s gone:
Many thanks to the various activists who made this moment possible, including the famous boat blockade. Let’s remember what a rotten neighbor Brayton Point was:
Dominion Energy, which owns the plant, paid a $3.4 million penalty in April for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. In documents online protesters allege the plant spews 15,000 pounds of mercury, arsenic, lead, and other hazardous air pollutants into the air each year.
Gone. Good riddance. Let’s keep up the momentum!