Laura Cofsky is the communications director for local environmental group, 350 Philadelphia. Born and raised in NYC, Laura came to Philadelphia to pursue a BA in English at the University of Pennsylvania. During her time at Penn, she fell in love with Philly, and decided to move back soon after graduation. Her writing has also been featured in USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Fitness magazine, HerCampus.com and The Daily Pennsylvanian.
Last November SEPTA officials voted in favor of building a natural gas power plant in Nicetown. Laura Cofksy, staff member of the environmental advocacy group 350 Philadelphia, says the health risks from air pollution to the 37,000 residents living there could be detrimental > more