For Immediate Release
At its May session, the City of Hudson Common Council passed a resolution opposing the massive expansion of the Danskammer fracked gas power plant in Newburgh.
By taking this action, Hudson became the 19th municipality in New York to oppose the project.
“It is great news that Hudson is joining communities up and down the Hudson River Valley that are standing up to say no to this dirty, polluting power plant. In the midst of a deadly pandemic that is especially dangerous to populations exposed to air pollution, it would be irresponsible to allow this project to go forward,” said Food & Water Action organizer Emily Skydel.
Danskammer opponents cited the plant’s impact on local air pollution and the resulting increases in greenhouse gas emissions as key reasons to stop this fracked gas power plant. Hitting the state’s aggressive goals for reducing climate emissions will be exceedingly difficult unless the state immediately stops construction of all new fossil fuel projects.
“The City of Hudson Common Council voted unanimously in opposition of the Danskammer proposal. From all sides of the city we understand that renewable energy is our future, and gas-fired power plants are the past,” said City of Hudson Councilperson Rebecca Wolff.