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Howie Hawkins on DEC Rejection of Air Permit for CPV Plant

Howie Hawkins on DEC Rejection of Air Permit for CPV Plant

For immediate release: August 3, 2018

Statement of Howie Hawkins on DEC Rejection of Air Permit for CPV Plant

DEC’s decision to deny CPV its air permit renewal is good news. But the bad news is that after the election, Cuomo’s DEC could give CPV its permits upon re-application. This plant should never have been built. Not only did CPV bribe Joe Percoco to move the project along, not only do the gas and diesel emissions pollute the air, not only have residents already suffered respiratory problems from the test runs of the plant, but the plant would add 10% more to New York State’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Letting this plant go online makes going to 100% clean energy at least 10% harder.

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