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Residents plead with state to deny Northampton Generating Co. emissions permit

Residents plead with state to deny Northampton Generating Co. emissions permit

Kayla O'Connor thought her 6-year-old's drawing said it best. Standing before representatives from the state Department of Environmental Resources, the Northampton resident held up the picture depicting a happy princess with an oversize crown juxtaposed with a sick child in an ambulance. O'Connor said her daughter was inspired to draw the scene after hearing why they would be going to a hearing to oppose Northampton Generating Co.'s request for a permit to increase lead emissions. "This was from just a casual talk at home," O'Connor said of the drawing. "This isn't about my health. It's about hers." O'Connor and her daughter...

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