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Climate Activists Block Train Carrying Coal to Merrimack Power Plant in Massachusetts

Coal News - Published on Tue, 10 Dec 2019

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Climate activists blocked a train carrying coal to the Merrimack Station power plant in Bow last weekend, leading to a number of arrests. Groups from the Climate Disobedience Center and 350NH blocked a train carrying coal north in Massachusetts for several hours, first in Worcester on Saturday and then in Ayer at about 4 AM on Sunday, then on a railroad bridge over the Merrimack River in Hooksett on Sunday afternoon. They say that more than 16 people were arrested for trespassing on railroad territory during peaceful protests.

Merrimack Station is the largest coal-fired power plant in New England that has no plans to close. Climate activists have long targeted coal because it emits the most greenhouse gas of any fuel; in August they dumped coal from the plant in front of the State House and in September they protested at the site itself.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 10 Dec 2019
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