Power Plant

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In the late 1990s, Nickel Hill Energy was planning to build a natural gas fired power plant near the Andover-Dracut line. Opposition in both Andover and Dracut put a stop to the project.

See

1997-2000

  • "Energy plant fuels fear in communities: Andover, Methuen say fallout from Dracut site will be toxic," Boston Globe Northwest, May 25, 1997, p. 1.
  • "Cumulative effects cited: Power plant protested," Andover Townsman, November 25, 1998, p. 1.
  • "More plant protests: Energy crisis," Andover Townsman, December 3, 1998, p. 17.
  • "Dracut power plant battle heating up," Andover Townsman, January 21, 1999, p. 1.
  • "Who decides what plants get built? Balance of power," Andover Townsman, February 11, 1999, p. 1.
  • "Dracut residents recharge effort to oppose power plant," Andover Townsman, February 18, 1999.
  • "Activists: Just say 'no' to Dracut power plant," Andover Townsman, April 15, 1999, p. 17.
  • "Plant foes get qualified selectmen support," Andover Townsman, May 6, 1999, p. 21.
  • "Power plant politics: the hearing," Andover Townsman, May 20, 1999, p. 18.
  • "Local residents get voice in power plant permit process," Andover Townsman, July 8, 1999, p. 6.
  • "Dracut issues power plant permit requirements," Andover Townsman, August 12, 1999.
  • "Hearings to begin on Dracut plant: Power struggle," Andover Townsman, September 30, 1999, p. 1.
  • "As hearings approach, power plant debate heats up," Andover Townsman, October 7, 1999, p. 18.
  • "Plant hearings started," Andover Townsman, October 21, 1999, p. 1.
  • "On power plant: Local hearings completed," Andover Townsman, November 10, 1999, p. 1.
  • "Dracut approves plant with restrictions," Andover Townsman, December 9, 1999, p. 6.
  • "Power plant politics now heading to court," Andover Townsman, January 6, 2000.
  • "New cooling process demanded for power plant," Andover Townsman, January 20, 2000, p. 16.
  • "State wants more info on Nickel Hill," Andover Townsman, February 24, 2000, p. 1.
  • "The final arguments over power plant permit," Andover Townsman, March 2, 2000, p. 1.
  • "Another permit, another battle on power plant," Andover Townsman, August 17, 2000.
  • "State OKs Dracut power plant site: Power-struggle win," Andover Townsman, November 16, 2000, p. 1.


2001-present

  • "More money for Nickel Hill fight approved by Town Meeting," Andover Townsman, May 3, 2001, p. 14.
  • "Dracut power plant a no-go," Eagle Tribune, May 22, 2001,p. 1.
  • "Power outage for Nickel Hill: Protesters claim victory, though door still open," Andover Townsman, May 24, 2001, p. 1.
  • "MVRE fighting possible sale of power plant permits," Andover Townsman, June 28, 2001, p. 15.
  • "Sharpshooter: Meet Sheryl Poole, the mom who brought down a power plant - while raising five kids," Andover Townsman, July 5, 2001, p. 1.
  • "Power plant effort could be flipped on again," Andover Townsman, July 19, 2001, p. 1.
  • "Plant's fate in court's hands," Eagle Tribune, September 5, 2001, p. 1.
  • "Dracut officials press for power plant," Boston Sunday Globe, January 13, 2002.
  • "Nickel Hill proponents silent," Eagle Tribune, August 14, 2002, p. 1.
  • "Officials at ease with proposed power plant: Reported low level of pollutants would waft into Andover," Andover Townsman, July 10, 2008, p. 1.
  • "Andover forum on proposed power plant," Andover Townsman, October 2, 2008, p. 5.
  • "Power plant effort shuts down," Andover Townsman, February 18, 2010.



--Kim 15:15, August 28, 2013 (EDT)

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