CPV Pulls Plug on Woodbridge Gas Plant

Widespread community opposition defeats massive new polluter

Published Oct 11, 2023


Climate and Energy

Widespread community opposition defeats massive new polluter

Widespread community opposition defeats massive new polluter

CPV is no longer pursuing a scheme to build a massive new fracked gas power plant in the Keasbey section of Woodbridge.

Since the project was announced, there has been a substantial grassroots movement to stop it. Local activists have rallied and marched in town, and 16 elected local and county governing bodies formally opposed the plant. 

The company was proposing to build a 657 megawatt facility right next to an existing power plant. According to CPV’s air permit application, the new plant would emit hundreds of tons of toxic air pollutants every single year  – including sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds, and lead. The neighborhoods close to the facility are already suffering from poor air quality. 

“The CPV power plant scheme would have dumped air pollution into already overburdened communities, and undermined the Murphy administration’s climate goals,” said Food & Water Watch Central Jersey Organizer Charlie Kratovil. “The inspiring grassroots movement to stop this plant won a major victory for clean air, environmental justice, and our climate. With plans for two more dirty gas plants still on the table here in New Jersey, we need Governor Murphy to back up his rhetoric with decisive action to stop all fossil fuel expansion projects.”

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