NRG’s Canal Electric Generating Station in Sandwich is in the midst of a modernization project that will add a 1.5-MW solar array and new 350-MW combustion turbine to its two aging boilers, which are largely fueled by oil.

Read our April 2016 comments about the project →

In terms of air emissions, Canal Station’s new unit will rely on fracked gas and could result in methane leaks during the fracking and transportation process.

On Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00 pm at Sandwich Town Hall, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) will hold a public hearing addressing air emissions from the new gas-fired unit, which will cast a large carbon shadow for decades.

You can submit comments orally or in writing at the hearing, or you can submit written comments electronically to

Read the formal hearing announcement →