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Joint Statement from Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Sierra Club Chairwoman Gina Carola

(Woodbury, NJ) - Gloucester County Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Gina Carola, Chairwoman of the West Jersey Group of Sierra Club issued this statement today in response to LS Power's decision to build a natural gas energy facility in West Deptford.

Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney said, "We are pleased that LS Power has decided to build a natural gas facility in West Deptford.  We have worked with LS Power and they heard the community and the county feels that this project is a better fit for our community. Gloucester County works diligently to attract companies to our region that provide quality jobs to our residents, and overall help improve the quality of life for our citizens.  I believe that LS Power will be a solid community neighbor."

Gina Carola, Chairwoman of the West Jersey Group of Sierra Club said that she and Freeholder Director Sweeney work together closely on many issues.  "Steve Sweeney has made sure that LS Power has listened to our community.  On behalf of my chapter of the Sierra Club I am pleased that they have made their decision to build a clean efficient natural gas facility here and I am grateful to Freeholder Director/Senator Sweeny for his involvement in this project.  He has worked on many issues that may impact the environment."