Just got word from GWAP:
The New York State Siting Board has voted unanimously to dismiss the TransGas power plant proposal. The board found the project was not in the public interest and has cleared the way for the City to create a 28-acre waterfront park on the Bushwick Inlet. TransGas has the right to appeal, but we fully expect that they will be completely unsuccessful.
Congratulations and thank you to our elected officials, the lawyers who helped prepare the case, Columbia Law School Environmental Law Clinic, Pace Energy Project, and to the hundreds of community volunteers who have worked so hard over the years to stop the power plant from destroying our neighborhood.
This calls for a celebration, but we’re not sure when and where yet. We’ll keep you posted. After 7 ½ long years of struggle we promise it will be a doozy of a party!
GWAPP — Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks & Planning — www.gwapp.org — email@example.com
This is really good news!