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DEP hosts a public hearing for proposed power plant

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has announced it will be conducting a public hearing regarding a proposed power plant.

The proposed power plant would be located in the Borough of Jessup, Lackawanna County and will be a 1500-megawatt natural gas fired power plant.  The point of the public hearing is to hear testimony regarding the plant’s air quality plan.  It will take place from 6-9 P.M. on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at Valley View High School, 1 Columbus Drive, Archbald, PA 18403.

Lackawanna Energy Center LLC of Chicago sent an original plan approval application to the DEP on June 11, 2014.  The company later sent a revised application on November 3, 2014.  According to the DEP’s press release, “Both editions of the application were published in the PA Bulletin and they notified the public of an opportunity to provide comments. In addition to those opportunities, the public hearing will allow for additional comments to be heard.”

Citizens may also submit written testimony to the DEP by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

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