Sam Pratt just shared the news, first reported by Riverkeeper, that a decision by the New York State Court of Appeals effectively stops the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from re-licensing Indian Point. A statement from Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay reads in part: "The Coastal Zone Management Act gives the New York Secretary of State the authority to refuse certification of any project that significantly impacts river resources. In late 2015, the Secretary of State ruled that Indian Point was inconsistent with over a dozen policies designed to protect the Hudson River and its surrounding communities." Pratt notes that these Coastal Policies are the same regulations that ended the St. Lawrence Cement project.
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