Published in The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.: October 30, 2015
Editor: For those of us in Jessup wondering about our future with a local natural gas power plant, look no further than the experiences of Bethlehem.
So what happened in Bethlehem? Aside from a new flow of tax revenue, not much at all, according to a recent article in The Times-Tribune.
Local residents hardly even notice it. The plant is a good neighbor — quiet and clean. Former Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan voted for approval of the plant when he was a member of the city council some 12 years ago and he says he’s glad he did so.
Plus, when you compare the plant in Bethlehem and the one proposed for Jessup, Jessup’s will be smaller, quieter, farther away from residential areas and equipped with much more modern technology.
So, what do we have to fear from the Jessup power plant? Bethlehem’s experience would tell us, nothing at all.