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! ! Stop The Billerica Power Plant ! !
  • 348 megawatt power plant proposed in  North Billerica
  • 428,777 tons of carbon dioxide emitted per year

~ The Voice of the Merrimack Valley ~


Important Facts

  • 348 MW Power Plant
  • Six 80-foot smokestacks
  • This power plant WILL NOT lower our taxes or electric bills
  • Requesting to run 2,300 hours per year (9 hours a day, 5 days a week for 52 weeks)
  • 500,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 48,000 gallons of aqueous ammonia stored less than 1,000 feet from the Concord River
  • Will emit 428,777 tons of carbon dioxide per year
  • Approximately 180,000 gallons of GREY WATER will evaporate into our air every day. The plant needs 60 million gallons per year
  • Will displace 180,000 gallons per day of water flow from the Concord River
  • No cumulative, independent health studies have been done

Latest News

New documents have been posted:

"Power Plant is a bad idea"

Chelmsford Independent,
February 27, 2008

Q&A For DG Power

Billerica Minuteman,
February 27, 2008

Chelmsford Board votes vs. Power Facility in Billerica

Lowell Sun, February 26, 2008

Selectmen vote to oppose power plant
Chelmsford Independent, February 26, 200

"There's Too Much at Stake"

Lowell Sun, February 27, 2008

Proposed power plant faces delays

The Boston Globe, February 21, 2008

Residents Turned off by Plant proposal , Chelmsford Independent, February 20, 2008

Health firm:  Foes of Power Plant wrong, Consultants say Billerica watchdog group distorts their stance

Lowell Sun, February 19, 2008

Research facts before deciding on power plant, This is DG Limited Liability Corporation rebuttal

Lowell Sun, February 19, 2008


Opposition to power plant

Tewksbury Advocate, February 7, 2008

Concern over power plant “Tewksbury Section”

Globe Northwest January 31, 2008


Fighting the power

Tewksbury Advocate January 30, 2008


Tewksbury Board of Selectmen – More power plant opposition

Tewksbury Advocate January 30, 2008


Residents vs. power plant

Chelmsford Independent January 30, 2008


Planned energy opposed

Air, Water, impact cited by neighbors

Boston Globe – January 10, 2008


Power plant on the horizon

Tewksbury Advocate – January 9, 2008

Proposed power plant jolts neighbors

Tewksbury Advocate – March 3, 2007


A power plant and a plea

Safety Assurances Sought

Conn. Firm seeks OK
for Billerica power plant

Boston Globe – December 23, 2006

Video/Audio Links

Tom Christiano's Politically Incorrect show on Chelmsford Cable TV - February 12, 200

Governor Deval Patrick answering a question from a BWG member regarding the proposed Billerica power plant - February 7, 2008