UD Parents Weekend: Football, Yes! Power Plant, No!
Join us and the Newark Residents Against the Power Planton Saturday, November 9th from 1pm – 3pm to show your opposition to the construction of a 248MW power plant on the UD STAR campus.
We will meet in front of the Park & Ride on DE 896 & DE 4 at 12:50 pm with our signs and walk across the street to stand in front of the Delaware Football Stadium/Bob Carpenter center to bring attention to the proposed power plant tp all those who will be attending the University of Delaware’s Homecoming football game (kick-off is at noon). We'll hand out fliers and raise awareness about the power plant out to the University community, especially alumni, who may not be aware that the current university administration is planning on an industrial sized power plant on campus! UD should be in the business of education, research, enrichment and athletics–not in the business of for-profit power generation.
The University of Delaware has leased ~43 acres of the STAR Campus to The Data Centers LLC for the construction of a 900,000 square foot power plant and data center in Delaware's 3rd largest city, right in the middle of a densely population area of 30,000+residents and University students.
Residents concerns include:
- the health and safety risks
- decreased property values
- noise pollution
- lack of citizen oversight in this “back room deal”
- increased emissions of greenhouse gasses
- read more about resident concerns here.
Bring your voice, a sign and your neighbors! There will be a few pre-made signs available as well flyers with more information about the proposed power plant and sign on letters to the University on hand.
Will you be there? RSVP on Facebook.
Please note: since it is Parents Weekend parking may be more challenging than usual. Please do carpool or consider walking or biking if you do live close by. We do not think the park & ride will be free, as it usually is, but instead (like the other lots in that area) there will be $10 a parking charge by the Boy Scouts due to the football game.
Saturday, November 9, 2013