Allegheny Energy Center

Elizabeth Township Commissioners Vote to Deny Invenergy’s Rezoning Application

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Allegheny Energy Center, Mariner East, Posts, Shale Gas, Yough River | 2 comments

In an unexpected and commendable move during their meeting this past Monday, the Elizabeth Township Board of Commissioners voted 4-3 to deny Invenergy’s rezoning proposal. The proposal was needed in order for Invenergy to build a 550-megawatt gas-fired power plant near the residential area of Smithdale and within a half-mile of the Youghiogheny River. Invenergy, via their subsidiary Allegheny Energy Center (AEC), has had their sights set on developing a gas-fired power plant in the suburban area of Elizabeth Township for over a year. The community has largely resisted the idea that such a...

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Allegheny County Recommends No Rezoning for Power Plant in Elizabeth Township

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Allegheny Energy Center, Mariner East, Posts, Shale Gas, Water, Yough River | 1 comment

Allegheny County Recommends No Rezoning for Power Plant in Elizabeth Township

Recently, the Planning Division of Allegheny County Economic Development issued a comment to the Elizabeth Township Board of Commissioners on a proposed rezoning in order to develop a gas-fired power plant. The comment advised the Commissioners not to amend their zoning ordinance and zoning map for such an incompatible use in the township. For over a year, the Chicago-based corporation Invenergy has been looking to build a 550-megawatt gas-fired power plant known as the Allegheny Energy Center (AEC) in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County. In June 2016, the Elizabeth Township Zoning Hearing...

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Allegheny Energy Center Suggests New Location for Gas Plant

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Allegheny Energy Center, Posts, Shale Gas, Water, Yough River | Comments Off on Allegheny Energy Center Suggests New Location for Gas Plant

Allegheny Energy Center Suggests New Location for Gas Plant

Invenergy’s subsidary Allegheny Energy Center is planning to build a 550 mega-watt gas-fired power plant in Elizabeth Township. Currently, the plant is proposed to be constructed along the Yough near Henderson Road on the Fiore property, a former hazardous waste dump. Allegheny Energy Center recently suggested at a township meeting that a new site may be under consideration. This site, located on the Allegheny/Westmoreland County border across from Sutersville, is also located along the river and adjacent to residential areas as well as the Mariner East I & II pipeline route....

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Support Clean Water with a Year-End Contribution

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Allegheny Energy Center, Coal, Curry, Deep Mine, Indian Creek, Indian Creek Valley Trail, Mariner East, Posts, Shale Gas, Swimmable Waters, Water, Yough River | Comments Off on Support Clean Water with a Year-End Contribution

Support Clean Water with a Year-End Contribution

As 2016 comes to a close we are reflecting on an incredibly successful year for our organization and our river community. This success would not have been possible without your generous support. We are grateful for your energy, your creativity and your wisdom. We encourage you to take a look at our 2016 Annual Report to see what we’ve accomplished. You have made the following possible: We secured Exceptional Value status, reserved for Pennsylvania’s cleanest streams, for Stony Run in the Indian Creek watershed as a result of a petition we submitted to the Department of Environmental...

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MWA & Protect ET Granted Intervenor Status in AEC Appeal

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Allegheny Energy Center, Posts, Shale Gas, Water, Yough River | 1 comment

MWA & Protect ET Granted Intervenor Status in AEC Appeal

On September 19, 2016, the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas granted Protect Elizabeth Township (Protect ET) and the Mountain Watershed Association (MWA) intervention in Allegheny Energy Center’s (AEC) appeal of a June decision made by the Elizabeth Township Zoning Hearing Board.  AEC’s appeal is an attempt to overturn the Board’s determination to deny a use, noise, and height variance that would allow AEC to develop a gas-fired power plant in a zoned suburban residential neighborhood.   AEC’s argument — that they should be allowed to evade the more traditional route of requesting...

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Elizabeth Township Denies Gas Plant Request!

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016 in Allegheny Energy Center, Posts, Shale Gas, Water, Yough River | 3 comments

Elizabeth Township Denies Gas Plant Request!

In front of a packed house, the Elizabeth Township Zoning Hearing Board voted tonight 4-1 to deny Allegheny Energy Center, LLC’s request for use, noise, and height variances to construct a 550 MW natural gas-fired power plant in the township along the banks of the Youghiogheny River. Allegheny Energy Center, a subsidiary of Invenergy Thermal Development LLC, applied for the use variance to allow for the power plant—an industrial use—to be built in an area zoned for residential use. We partnered with Protect Elizabeth Township, a newly formed citizens group, to formally object to Allegheny...

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