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Saving Greene packs the house to discuss Hecate project

Sep 13, 2018 7:15 am
Daniel Zuckerman is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media residents and public officials filled the Coxsackie Elementary School auditorium September 12, to offer their opinions on the Hecate Energy project proposed for the vicinity of Farm to Market Road. State Sen. George Amedore Jr., Assemblymember Chris Tague, District Director for U.S. Rep. John Faso Ryan McAllister, Coxsackie Town Supervisor Richard Hanse and Coxsackie Village Mayor Mark Evans each spoke in support of the work of Saving Greene: Citizens for Sensible Solar, and specifically took note of the Article 10 process, which takes the decision-making on large-scale utility projects out of local control. Many projects, including Athens Generating, have come and gone, but none have benefited Coxsackie, Evans said. “If we’re going to have projects that are sited here, then we should have the benefit here or in New York state,” Evans said. “I would like to see a direct benefit to myself as a taxpayer.” Not everyone present agreed with Saving Greene’s message. One resident of Coxsackie said he does not understand the objection to the project because it will provide clean energy to the town. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.
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