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Westfield Concerned Citizens continue fight against proposed $400M natural gas-fired power plant
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Posted on 01/14/2012 11:05:41 AM PST by matt04

Armed with surgical masks and hand-made placards drawing attention to clean air, Westfield Concerned Citizens continued their opposition to a proposed 431 megawatt natural gas fired electrical generating plant here Thursday.

The group, which formed shortly after the $400 million plant was proposed in 2008 by Pioneer Valley Energy Center, was among more than 150 people at North Middle School attending a public hearing on a federal Environment Protection Agency pending air quality permit for the plant.

“The mask makes a statement,” said registered nurse Gail S. Bean of Westfield. “The mask prevents toxins from entering the lungs,” she explained while passing out the surgical masks to anyone who indicated support for the concerned citizens group.

Mary Ann Babinski, a founding member of the group, said “We are asking EPA to deny the air quality permit based on evidence we have showing clean energy does not come from a smokestack.”

(Excerpt) Read more at masslive.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: democrats; energy; envirofascism; envirohysteria; environmentalism; epa; liberalfascism; westfield

Remind me to not trust that nurse.

1 posted on 01/14/2012 11:05:55 AM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

It’s just absolutely jaw-dropping how stupid people are getting.


2 posted on 01/14/2012 11:11:59 AM PST by Freedom4US
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To: matt04
“We are asking EPA to deny the air quality permit based on evidence we have showing clean energy does not come from a smokestack.”

So...tell me Mary Ann...where does clean energy come from?

If smoke stacks (On a gas fired plant? What smoke?) aren't your cup of tea then nuclear power generation is something you should get behind. Ohhhhh wait. You and your hippy cohorts poisoned that well decades ago. So...again I ask, where does clean energy come from?

3 posted on 01/14/2012 11:16:16 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The price of freedom is willingness to do sudden battle anywhere, anytime..." - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: matt04

Oh.......Masach.....Massachew.....New England.


4 posted on 01/14/2012 11:19:46 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: matt04

I wonder where Westfield is located.


5 posted on 01/14/2012 11:20:07 AM PST by Razzz42
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To: Freedom4US

Simple solution, remove their electrical meters to their homes and businesses. Also make sure they are not using fossil fuels to heat their homes.


6 posted on 01/14/2012 11:23:56 AM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

“On a gas fired plant? What smoke?”

Better yet..

What smoke stack?

Natural gas doesn’t require a ‘smoke stack’.

All it needs is a ‘vent pipe’.

No stack and no smoke.


7 posted on 01/14/2012 11:24:13 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Freedom4US

Yep. These fools need the power to go out for a few days so they can fully understand their stupidity.


8 posted on 01/14/2012 11:24:13 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: matt04

How many of them heat their homes with natural gas or oil?


9 posted on 01/14/2012 11:32:49 AM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: matt04

That was actually Nurse Ratched.

As for Conn. residents and EPA - let ‘em freeze in the dark if they don’t build and operate the power plant.


10 posted on 01/14/2012 11:46:52 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Freedom4US

I was ROFL at this, just knew it was MA! These fools are the first to start screaming during power outages to have their power turned back on.

Then I realized just how sad this truly is. These people don’t want want power plants. It is as simple as that. They staged the same protests over bioplants, and are forcing, with their buddies at the EPA, coal plants to shut down, when something like 80% of the power plants in the NE run on coal.


11 posted on 01/14/2012 11:52:28 AM PST by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
So...tell me Mary Ann...where does clean energy come from?

That's easy - it comes from those magic spots on the wall.

12 posted on 01/14/2012 11:59:49 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: gidget7

New York is currently suing PA for generating a lot of NYC’s power with coal.

Wouldn’t it be ironic if NY won?


13 posted on 01/14/2012 12:00:09 PM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: matt04

NIBBY non-sense on steroids!

No matter how “Clean” any source of energy they will not want it built, particularly in their area.

NG is not “Clean” enough for them, Solar uses too many “rare earth” elements that have toxic residue, Windmills kill birds, Coal is “Dirty”, Nuclear is NUCLEAR!

Clearly Propane, or even Hydrogen, would not be “Clean” enough for them!
Let them freeze in the dark, it’s the only way they can prove their piety to the “Green” (Red) zealots!


14 posted on 01/14/2012 12:08:21 PM PST by Loyal Sedition
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To: Freedom4US; All
I pointed this out in a previous thread on the issue. But a oil/natural gas fired plant has been in operation since the 1950's. In the shadows of a elementary school and University. Right here.

It provides steam for heat and how water for WSU and I have yet to hear of people dying early due to being exposed to it.

15 posted on 01/14/2012 12:08:37 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

Stuck on Stupid is only one of many names these idiots could be called


16 posted on 01/14/2012 12:28:44 PM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: matt04

Out of all the different articles about this, every single one says that Gail S. Bean is a registered nurse.

Funny, the directory of registered nurses doesn’t have her name in it.

http://www.healthgrades.com/registered-nurse-directory/ma-massachusetts


17 posted on 01/14/2012 12:34:17 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: USMCPOP

Knowing people who live in the Westfield area, the center of Westfield and major roadways have natural gas. Outside of that it is oil or propane.


18 posted on 01/14/2012 12:40:14 PM PST by matt04
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19 posted on 01/14/2012 12:45:31 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DuncanWaring
it comes from those magic spots on the wall.

Or maybe Harry Potter's wand. Yeah...I bet she'd like Harry Potter's wand. (He said as he opened the door for some jokester to step through...)

20 posted on 01/14/2012 12:57:29 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The price of freedom is willingness to do sudden battle anywhere, anytime..." - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: matt04

Perhaps the masks will better serve, to somewhat muzzle their voice.


21 posted on 01/14/2012 12:59:54 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Razzz42; matt04

Westfield is a few miles west of Springfield, Massachusetts.

And you’re not the only one who’s wondering, I’d reckon.

This is a pet peeve of mine. When one posts an article like this, why can’t they give some indication of WHERE the story is coming from? Example: why not “(Mass)” after the title?


22 posted on 01/14/2012 1:01:06 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Yep, Harry Potter’s wand and the Magic Spot. (opening the door even wider)


23 posted on 01/14/2012 1:07:45 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: USMCPOP; All

How many of the nitwits use gas stoves and propane grills?


24 posted on 01/14/2012 1:53:25 PM PST by libstripper
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
"So...tell me Mary Ann...where does clean energy come from? "

Here's a vehicle, powered by clean energy.



Here's an irrigation pump, powered by clean energy.



Here's a washing machine, powered by clean energy.



Perhaps, the world would be a better place if Mary Ann, and her ilk were kept busy supplying such clean energy.
25 posted on 01/14/2012 2:29:06 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: matt04

***Armed with surgical masks and hand-made placards drawing attention to clean air,****

I’ve worked in a natural gas fired plant. These people are beyond stupid.


26 posted on 01/14/2012 2:34:27 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( P!$$ on the Taliban)
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To: GladesGuru

Westfield is in Massachusetts


27 posted on 01/14/2012 2:35:53 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: matt04

That’s fine... No power plant, no electricity. You can make your own.


28 posted on 01/14/2012 2:41:02 PM PST by ken in texas
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To: matt04

Quadruple their electric rates and institute rolling blackouts.


29 posted on 01/14/2012 2:43:09 PM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Road Glide

Even local papers should have a dateline with the proper location, I’m sure there are other surrounding cities in the area they report on that need to be clarified.

Anyway, thanks for giving the missing information. As far as the article goes, solar cell panels only work in the daytime and driving their cars pollute more than a natural gas fire power plant would. Turbines are very efficient with any fuel used and byproduct heat is usually used to make steam for other uses at a plant. I can’t think of anything more clean burning and cost effective than natural gas for power generation.


30 posted on 01/14/2012 2:44:49 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: Bigh4u2
No stack and no smoke.

CO2!!!!!!!!!!!

31 posted on 01/14/2012 2:53:43 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

“So...again I ask, where does clean energy come from?”

DUH! Out of the wall socket! ( which is probably about as much as as the Tw*t knows about it)!


32 posted on 01/14/2012 2:55:15 PM PST by mongo141
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To: matt04

Just wait until they all drive home via their cars equipped with exhaust pipes.


33 posted on 01/14/2012 3:08:45 PM PST by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: matt04

Electricity is a SERVICE, it is neither an entitlement nor a right, CANCEL THERE SERVICE


34 posted on 01/14/2012 3:45:28 PM PST by eyeamok
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“The mask makes a statement,” said registered nurse Gail S. Bean of Westfield. “The mask prevents toxins from entering the lungs,” she explained while passing out the surgical masks to anyone who indicated support for the concerned citizens group. “

What a drama queen. Perhaps she can wear her surgical mask in the dark.


35 posted on 01/14/2012 3:52:02 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: ken in texas
I don't see any in that picture who are lacking food or comfort.
Lets see what those posters say when they have no electricity.

36 posted on 01/14/2012 4:09:38 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Perhaps the ultimate solution that would satisfy the "MaryAnns" of the world would be to repeal the 13th and 14th Amendments. Then we'll have an unlimited supply of "clean energy". Is this why the environmental whackos are soo lily White?

Heck, I've seen more diversity at a NASCAR race!
37 posted on 01/14/2012 5:10:37 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: stubernx98

I would love to see EVERY power company shut down simultaneously for an hour or so, just to give those wankers a taste of the world w/o power.


38 posted on 01/14/2012 5:34:02 PM PST by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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To: matt04

Let the damn yankees freeze ....... in the dark.


39 posted on 01/14/2012 5:37:53 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: matt04

Well Mass has Romney/Obamacare which covers abortions at taxpayer expense. Shouldn’t be that difficult to get post partum abortions approved for mental defects reasons for this crew.


40 posted on 01/14/2012 6:07:24 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

Ya know last summer all of San Diego County and Northern Baja lost power for about 24 hours due to some maintenance snafu in a Yuma, Az substation knocking a bunch of power plants offline. A couple of million people in the dark until power plants could be restarted and slowly brought back online.

Radio call-in shows were a very popular way to keep in touch with events. You wouldn’t believe how many called in to say that they noticed so many stars in the sky during the blackout besides the ones saying they were eating their ice cream from the freezer compartment before it melted.

Summertime, nighttime lows in the mid fifties at worst.


41 posted on 01/15/2012 12:43:06 AM PST by Razzz42
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Nope, all of those energy forms produce carbon dioxide and fecal matter. I am sure they’d loudly protest such (while crapping in the street).


42 posted on 01/15/2012 1:32:15 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Sorry, but Healthgrades isn’t where you find the necessary information on a RN in MA....here’s the information you need:

License Number: RN146121
Profession: NURSING License Type: Nurse Practitioner (RN/NP)
Issue Date: Date of Last Renewal: 4/3/2010
License Status: Current Expiration Date: 4/28/2012
Reciprocity State: Today’s Date: 1/15/2012


43 posted on 01/15/2012 2:26:56 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: matt04
Westfield Concerned Citizens continue fight against proposed $400M natural gas-fired power plant

Why would you want to waste perfectly good natural gas on power production, when you could be using gasified coal?

The Northeast somehow hasn't quite yet figured out that #2 fuel-oil is for diesels, natural gas is for home heating, coal and hydro are for power production.

44 posted on 01/15/2012 2:52:53 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“Funny, the directory of registered nurses doesn’t have her name in it.”

Has it been established this is Massachusetts and not Connecticut? The “Pioneer Valley” (Conn. River) runs through both. Would have been nice for some indication in the OP.


45 posted on 01/16/2012 8:05:32 AM PST by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: matt04

Take names, turn off their power. Remove them from the grid and give them $100 to go buy their replacement solar panels.


46 posted on 01/16/2012 8:15:16 AM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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