New Danskammer is part of mix to clean up environment, says OC Partnership president

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Current Danskammer plant

TOWN OF NEWBURGH – Opponents of the proposed new Danskammer power plant in the Town of Newburgh say the fossil fuel plant would continue to pollute the environment. They also maintain it should not be approved as the state is moving toward renewable energy sources.

Orange County Partnership President Maureen Halahan said that everyone supports cleaning up the environment and renewables should be part of that.

“We believe that a formula should be made that is responsible yet attainable and fossil fuels are going to have to be part of our dialogue especially if we are going to close Indian Point, which is a done deal,” she said. “So, unless we want rolling brownouts and all kinds of energy issues, we have to support projects that are moving the needle closer to clean energy, and Danskammer is one of them.”

Opponents don’t see it that way and are calling on the state not to approve the new facility.