Power plant opponents tell city: don’t rely on state to stop project
June 17, 2008
By Elaine Allegrini, Enterprise News
State regulators are not likely to help the city in its fight against a proposed power plant, the City Council learned Monday.
“It’s going to be a tough battle,” Ward 4 Councilor Paul Studenski said after opponents of the proposed 340-megawatt power plant on Oak Hill Way off Main Street and near the West Bridgewater town line appeared before the council, sitting as the Finance Committee.
Studenski’s assessment came after power plant opponents using the name “Stop the Power,” and environmental attorney Eugene Benson, representing 26 Brockton and West Bridgewater residents, addressed the council at the request of Councilor-at-Large Robert Sullivan.
Their appearance drew criticism from Brockton Clean Energy, which submitted a letter Monday asking for an equal opportunity before the council.
Sullivan said there was nothing wrong with his resolve asking for the “informational forum” from opponents. If requested through elected officials, the proponent may also make a presentation, he said.
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