July 22. Last week this alarming picture was taken in Killingly CT. It shows the NTE company putting construction supplies on what was empty land. They must think Governor Lamont will allow them to build a fracked gas power plant in the town (the town already has one!).
What has this got to do with West Haven?
The plant will pump 2 million tons of greenhouse gases into the air each year and West Haven shares that air. All the world has only one atmosphere. Almost every climate scientist agrees that we have just a few years left (the U.N. says we have less than ten years) to drastically cut the greenhouse gases we send into air or else we go over a tipping point. That means it's incredibly difficult or impossible to reverse.
We lost the fight to stop the building of a new gas plant in Bridgeport. Our backs are to the wall. This is the biggest climate fight in New England.
On FB see the page for No More Dirty Power in Killingly
Plans for development of a former shooting range in Bridgeport should be of concern to Westies. It was owned by Remington Arms and was used for target practice until about 100 years ago. 30 or so years ago it was cleaned up and it's a been 422 acres of undeveloped woods, lake, wetlands, forest and meadows on the Stratford/Bridgeport border.
Any realistic plan to allow the world from capping greenhouse gases requires natural carbon capture. The best capture is done by mature trees. We need to de-develop and rewild. We absolutely should not tear down any woods or forests without enormous hesistation. This sizable piece of Bridgeport land should remain wild.
Right now the woods is private land owned by Dupont. In five months the company plans to develop a section of the woods to house office buildings.
For years a group has been fighting development. They want:
1) change the zoning to a wildlife nature preserve; 2) restore damage that been done in the woods; 3) preserve the woods in perpetuity no development other than walking paths
Click here for the Remington Woods site