Statement on NYSDEC’s Rejection of Two Power Plant Applications

For Immediate Release: October 27, 2021

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced that they have denied applications for Astoria and Danskammer natural gas power plants.

The statement in response can be attributed to Peter M. Iwanowicz, Executive Director of Environmental Advocates NY.

“It was clear that the applications from Astoria and Danskammer both failed our law’s climate and equity tests, and the DEC was right to reject these applications. Projects that add to pollution detract from people’s health and fuel the climate crisis are clear failures and have no place in New York’s future. This is a tremendous decision by DEC and another for the growing list of Hochul administration’s actions that will provide clean air and a healthful environment for the 20 million people that call New York home.”