While progressives understand that Trump is clearly pushing lethal policies of environmental devastation, strangely – and dangerously – many progressives fail to grasp the equally obvious reality that Cuomo – Democrat, Working Families Governor Cuomo – is currently devastating our region’s environment and public health, is forcing toxicity and economic ruin on Hudson Valley residents, and, via just one fracked fuel power plant in our area, is increasing NYS greenhouse gas emissions by ten percent early next year. And oh yeah, his top aide coincidentally accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from this toxic fuel company’s CEO. And that matter is under federal investigation. But it’s no matter, as the project goes on anyway.
What project is this? CPV (Competitive Power Ventures) power plant, located, with its humongous tank of ammonia, right in the densely populated Middletown area, by ever-congested I-84.
And who else supports this unnecessary lethal project? Sean Patrick Maloney, James Skoufis. Are they Republicans? No, they are not. Like Cuomo, solid Dems all.
The “Wawayanda 6,” members of an activist group working to stop this monstrosity, were convicted on June 7 of disorderly conduct while peacefully protesting, despite testimony from multiple A-list experts describing the great harm this plant will do to health, environment and climate in our tri-state area. In other words, to the general welfare of the people (and other species), which governments are Constitutionally mandated to protect. But, to the unholy alliance of Red and Blue plutocrat officials, no matter.
So get in touch with reality, people. The inconvenient truth is, like the Republicans, the Dems and the WFs are not our friends either. (Bernie is not a Dem; he tried to run with the Dems, and the Dems ran him over).
Actor James Cromwell, a local resident and one of the Wawayanda 6, stated that if the appeal is lost, he will go to jail rather than pay the $325 fine. Like myself, he is also a member of the Green Party. If you care about the planet, why aren’t you?
Join us – Hudson Valley Green Party. We’re online and on Facebook and dedicated to politics that really do support planet, peace and people.