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Brockton vows to keep fighting plant

Brockton has spent nearly $845,000 fighting a natural gas-fired power plant proposed for one of its poorest south-side neighborhoods, a figure that climbs approximately $40,000 a month, according to the city solicitor’s office.

But despite criticism that funds in the financially struggling city could and should be spent more wisely — and that a power plant would bring jobs and revenue — elected officials who oppose the 350-megawatt facility backed by Advanced Power AG and Siemens Corp. say they will continue to do what it takes to protect public health and safety, and send developers packing.

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