Thursday, October 28, 2021

Good News for the River

Gossips has reported a few times about Danskammer, the fracked gas power plant proposed for Newburgh. Last night, Scenic Hudson, which has been leading the Stop the Plant effort, shared the good news that Danskammer has been denied a necessary air permit.

Here's the news as it came from Scenic Hudson:
Today, the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) denied an air permit for the proposed Danskammer fracked-gas power plant in Newburgh. This means that Danskammer cannot build a new polluting plant.
This is a huge victory in the campaign to Stop the Plant--essential for confronting the climate crisis. The DEC agrees with us that by spewing millions of pounds of climate-warming emissions, Danskammer would make it harder to achieve the state's clean energy goals. It also affirms that there's no need for energy from a new fossil-fuel plant.

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