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Danskammer Lawsuit Tossed: Orange County Judge Rules that DEC Has Authority to Reject New Gas Plants Under the CLCPA

Re-posted from the Sierra Club. New York – Yesterday, Judge Robert A. Onofry dismissed a lawsuit filed by Danskammer Energy LLC, seeking to overturn the Department of Environmental Conservation’s denial of a permit necessary for Danskammer to build a new fracked gas plant on the banks of the Hudson River in Orange County. Judge Onofry ruled that the Department had ample authority under the state’s landmark Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) to deny permits for new polluting gas plants that interfered with the law’s aggressive GHG emissions reductions […]

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Danskammer stopped: Coalition applauds permit denial for fracked gas plant

Governor Hochul’s Department of Environmental Conversation (DEC) denied the Danskammer fracked gas power plant required permits, shutting down the proposed project.

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DEC Denies Danskammer Permit

DEC denies permit for Danskammer power plant near Newburgh

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NY climate groups encouraged by DEC’s call for comments on power plant applications that defy climate law

New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) said on Wednesday that two proposed fracked gas power plants —— Astoria NRG in Queens and Danskammer in Newburgh, Orange County —— appear to be “inconsistent with or would interfere with the attainment of the Statewide GHG emission limits” established in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.

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