NY Governor Hochul Rejects Applications for Danskammer and Astoria Fracked Gas Plants


Climate and Energy

For Immediate Release

Today, Governor Hochul and her Department of Environmental Conservation denied permits for both the Astoria NRG and Danskammer fracked gas plants, citing their inconsistency with New York’s landmark climate law, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.

In response, Food & Water Watch Northeast Region Director Alex Beauchamp issued the following statement:

“Governor Hochul’s decision strikes a critical blow to the fossil fuel industry, providing a huge victory for New York’s climate movement. She is showing the nation what real climate leadership looks like. The next step is for Governor Hochul to commit to halting all fossil fuel infrastructure, including the North Brooklyn pipeline and the Gowanus power plant.”

Contact: Phoebe Galt, [email protected]