Coalition to Stop the Proposed Danskammer Gas-Fired Expansion.
In direct contradiction to the goals of CLCPA, this plant would worsen air-quality in Newburgh, an already compromised environmental justice community, and exacerbate climate change. 25 municipalities have passed resolutions opposing this foolhardy project to burn fracked methane in an expanded facility on a flood-prone peninsula on the west shore of the Hudson. These include:
- Towns of Esopus, Gardiner, Hurley, City of Kingston, Town of Marbletown, Town and Village of New Paltz, Towns of Rosendale, Saugerties, Cornwall, City of Newburgh, City of Hudson, City of Beacon, Town of Clinton, City of Poughkeepsie, Village of Cold Spring, Town of Philipstown, Village of Suffern, Town of Greenough, Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, Village of Larchmont, Town of Mamaroneck, City of Mount Vernon, Town of New Castle, and the City of Peekskill. The Westchester County Legislators unanimously signed a litter of opposition and is now considering a resolution as well.
- We are currently working with the Towns of Fishkill, Hyde Park, Lagrange, Pleasant Valley, Putnam Valley, Rhinebeck, Wappingers Falls, and Woodstock, the Villages of Wappingers Falls, and Nyack and the Rockland County Legislature — and would welcome your help! Even if yours is not on the list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Having a local community liaison is a valuable first step.
- More than 150 elected officials have signed a Letter to Governor Cuomo opposing the Danskammer expansion, If you know an elected official that hasn’t yet signed on, please urge them to do so, whether or not their municipality has passed a resolution. We are developing a general petition as well. Stay tuned.
- Scenic Hudson’s Danskammer Alternative Plan
Say NO to any new fossil fuel infrastructure!
For more information, please go to the Stop Danskammer Coalition.
Please call Governor Cuomo’s office to express your concern and ask him to do his share and keep his word to prevent additional fossil fuel infrastructure in NY by preventing this project from moving forward. Here’s the call-in number. Please call today. 888-925-7006
Please cite: 18-01253/18-F-0325 Application of Danskammer Energy, LLC for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need Pursuant to Article 10 for Approval to Repower its Danskammer Generating Station Site Located in the Town of Newburgh.
Or comments can be mailed to: Hon. Kathleen H. Burgess Secretary to the Commission
New York State Public Service Commission
Empire State Plaza Agency Building 3
Albany, NY 12223-1350
Please contact Manna Jo Greene for talking points, questions to ask at Open House, more information and to be kept posted about the Danskammer proposal or to join the coalition opposing this wrong-headed project. email@example.com 845-265-8080 x 7113
June 21st Danskammer Overview with Scenic Hudson