Stop the Plant

CONTINUE OUR FIGHT AGAINST DANSKAMMER

FEBRUARY 15TH PUBLIC HEARING

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On October 27th, 2021, NY’s Department of Environmental Conversation (DEC) denied the Danskammer fracked gas power plant required permits. The decision will protect clean air and water in the Hudson Valley and town of Newburgh, and help New York achieve its emissions reductions targets under the landmark Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). 

On November 23, 2021 Danskammer requested an adjudicatory hearing to challenge DEC’s permit denial. That hearing will commence early in the new year.

The hearing will include a trial-type process as well as public comment opportunities. The DEC has announced the public hearing for February 15th at 5:00 p.m. (deadline to register is February 11th) and February 22nd as the deadline for written comments.

Statement from the Stop Danskammer Coalition

Stop the Plant

DANSKAMMER DENIED!

On October 27th, 2021, NY’s Department of Environmental Conversation (DEC) denied the Danskammer fracked gas power plant required permits. The decision will protect clean air and water in the Hudson Valley and town of Newburgh, and help New York achieve its emissions reductions targets under the landmark Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). 

On November 23, 2021 Danskammer requested an adjudicatory hearing to challenge DEC’s permit denial. That hearing will commence early in the new year. Click here to view a statement from Scenic Hudson.

Who is Danskammer?

Owners of the Danskammer power plant on the Hudson River in the Town of Newburgh want to replace the current facility—which operates only a few days a year—with a new gas plant that will run nearly all the time.

Danskammer makes no sense:

Air Pollution

It will emit over 25 times more particulate matter—which can damage the heart and lungs—and more than 25 times more volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that cause short- and long-term health problems.

Wrong Time

NY is committed to combating climate change. A new Danskammer will accelerate it by emitting over 40 times more climate-warming greenhouse gases annually—the emissions equivalent of adding 217,000 passenger cars to Hudson Valley roads!

There are smarter alternatives. Clean energy offers comparable jobs—and more of them. Renewables growth means job growth.

A Step Backward

It will increase industrialization along the river when communities are working so hard to reclaim their waterfronts. And it doesn’t fit in with NY’s nation-leading climate change goals—to phase out all fossil-fuel electricity generation by 2040.

No Need

Forecasts by NY’s electricity grid operator found that even with Indian Point’s closure, electricity demands will be met without a new Danskammer—and with new renewable projects.

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