Greenidge, pipeline threatened by lawsuit

Two local environmental groups have filed suit in Yates County Supreme Court challenging the environmental review of the restart of the Greenidge power plant conducted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

An Article 78 proceeding was filed Oct. 28 by the Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes (CPFL) and the Coalition to Protect New York (CPNY). It charges that DEC’s determination that the restart of the Greenidge power plant in Dresden would have no significant adverse impacts was based on an inadequate review that did not comply with the requirements of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).

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