Brooklyn Paper: Eastern Generation Scraps Plans for Gowanus Power Plant

January 5, 2022

Climate and Energy Justice, Environmental Justice, News, PEAK Coalition

Power station polluting with smokestacks

BROOKLYN PAPER | DECEMBER 2021

Brooklyn Paper covered Astoria Generating Company’s withdrawal from “repowering” the Gowanus Power Plant. The late-breaking announcement from the fossil fuel goliath was a significant win for NYLPI and our coalition partners, PEAK Coalition, who have opposed the plans to repower the plant and other gas-and-oil plants which worsen air pollution in New York. 

NYLPI’s Director of Environmental Justice, Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright, spoke to the paper:

“Rogers-Wright said he was surprised to see the company make the choice to set aside the repowering plan willingly – but hopes that other companies will follow suit after the state’s recent decision to deny permits to fracked-gas plants in Astoria and Newburgh, and recently-updated guidelines…to enforce the Climate Leadership and Protection Act going forward.”

Learn more about NYLPI’s work against fossil-fuel burning plants on our website.

Read full coverage at Brooklyn Paper.

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