BY TOM HESTER SR.
The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has accepted a petition by the state Department of Environmental Protection that calls for an 81 percent reduction in sulfur dioxide emissions over three years at the Portland Generating Station in Northampton County, PA.
The polluting plant sits on the Delaware River opposite Knowlton in Warren County.
Jeff Tittel, New Jersey Sierra Club director, Wednesday described the EPA‚Äôs action as an important step forward in improving New Jersey‚Äôs air quality.
‚ÄúIt is important for the EPA to force the clean up of these coal plants in Pennsylvania that pollute New Jersey‚Äės air,‚Äô‚Äô Tittel said. ‚ÄúThis is an important step forward in allowing the residents of New Jersey to breathe easier.‚ÄĚ