Hawkins Calls On Cuomo to Rescind CPV Permit

Hawkins Calls On Cuomo to Rescind CPV Permit

For immediate release: July 14, 2018

Green Candidates To Protest Competitive Power Ventures Fracked-Gas Power Plant in Orange County

In the wake of more public corruption convictions of donors and top aides close to Governor Cuomo in the Buffalo Billion case, the Green Party statewide ticket will return today to the scene of an earlier case of public corruption to oppose the Competitive Power Venture fracked-gas power plant in Orange County.

Green Party candidates Howie Hawkins for Governor, Mark Dunlea for Comptroller, Michael Sussman for Attorney General, and Steve Greenfield for Congress in NY-19 will walk the picket line and speak against the plant at the weekly picket sponsored by Protect Orange County. The protest will take place from from 11 am to 12 noon outside the plant gates on Route 6 in Waywanda.

“This plant represents two major crimes. The first is a crime against the climate. This plant will add 10% to New York States carbon footprint. The second crime is public corruption at the expense of the people of New York. This plant received its permits while CPV was bribing top Cuomo aid Joe Percoco. Cuomo should revoke these corrupted permits immediately,” Hawkins said.

Plant opponents have called on Cuomo and DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos to rescind the plant’s 2013 air-quality permit because trial testimony in the CPV-Percoco bribery case disqualified CPV as a permit holder under DEC policies.

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