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 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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