February 28, 2014
Exciting news: We are taking environmental justice to the Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday!
As part of a more than seven year campaign, residents of Brockton and West Bridgewater, represented pro bono by ACE attorneys, and attorneys from Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C., are appealing a decision approving a fossil fuel power plant from the Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) to Massachusetts' highest court.
Residents argued that under state law, the EFSB must apply the Massachusetts Environmental Justice Policy to its review of the siting of the proposed power plant in Brockton. This was the first power plant proposed in a low-income community of color that was subject to the EJ Policy.The EFSB did not adequately apply the EJ Policy in its review of the proposed dirty power plant.