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NYS DEC denies CPV fracked-gas plant an Air Quality Permit, effectively shutting down the plant

OSSINING, NY — New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation has denied the renewal of the Air Quality Permit for the Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) fracked-gas power plant located in the Town of Wawayanda in Orange County. Denial of the permit renewal effectively shuts down the plant that has been fiercely opposed by regional and statewide organizations for its devastating environmental impacts.

The announcement by DEC comes after years of tireless work by community organizations to stop the plant’s operation. Riverkeeper continues to support and work with Protect Orange County, which has led the fight to stop the natural-gas plant from going online. Also integral to this decision are State Assemblymembers Aileen Gunther and James Skoufis and Orange County Executive Steven Nehaus, who issued statements rejecting the permit on the grounds that CPV had bribed state officials.

Richard Webster, Legal Director of Riverkeeper said:  “I applaud Governor Cuomo and DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos for standing up for the health of all New Yorkers, for the integrity of the permit process, and for protecting the environment of New York State and beyond.  This is the kind of leadership we need as we combat climate change and convert to clean energy.”

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One response to “NYS DEC denies CPV fracked-gas plant an Air Quality Permit, effectively shutting down the plant”

  1. […] environment of New York State and beyond,” said Richard Webster, Legal Director of Riverkeeper in a statement. “This is the kind of leadership we need as we combat climate change and convert to clean […]

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