Some folks are willing say anything, no matter the facts.
A recent letter to the editor in the Scranton Times Tribune tried to raise alarm by cherry picking out-of-context pollution data from the Environmental Protection Agency. It seems when it comes to the facts, it’s always cherry picking season for the objectors.
DEP’s draft air permit limits for the project have already been published in the Scranton Times Tribune. Yet, the exaggerated pollution figures claimed by the author of Thursday’s letter were three times greater than the actual emissions limit that DEP has established for this facility. This is just one more example of overlooking the facts to focus on fear.
Reasonable people can hold differing opinions, but the facts are the facts, and the citizens of Jessup deserve the facts: The Lackawanna Energy Center represents a significant opportunity to strengthen Jessup by creating new jobs and generating millions in new revenue for the community.
By generating affordable, clean energy, this facility will help to improve air quality in Lackawanna County by shuttering dirty coal plants that pollute the air from as far away as western Pennsylvania and Ohio.
The Lackawanna Energy Center will create jobs, generate new revenue, and help improve our air. Those are the facts Jessup deserves.