Foes of a proposed gas-fired power plant in the town of Ulster were looking for support from town officials. They didn’t get much.
Opponents of a proposed power plant in the Town of Ulster aren’t waiting around for the results of the developer’s environmental review. Billed as a community forum and barbecue, “Living in the ‘G’ Zone’” was held on Friday evening at the pavilion in Robert Post Park.
While discussion over a 20-megawatt electric generating power plant proposed for the Town of Ulster has reached the county level, area residents are still voicing their concerns about a scoping document prepared by town officials. A scoping document outlines the topics to be considered in the review process, including environmental and neighborhood impact.
‘It is simply inaccurate to assert that the [power plant] is proposed here in Ulster County only to serve the energy demands of New York City.’ said Peter Rood, GlidePath chief development officer.
County exec says power plant’s a bad idea if it uses fossil fuel.
The natural-gas powered plant would be located on Frank Sottile Blvd., the road that runs behind the Hudson Valley Mall. It includes 30-40-ft-tall buildings and an 80-ft exhaust stack. Review will include sound, air quality, tax impact, spill prevention, and other issues.
Ulster town officials this week revealed that their request to extend the public comment period on a proposed 20-megawatt electric-generating power plant had been denied by the project’s developer, Lincoln Park DG LLC.
Speakers at a public forum said air quality would be affected by the gas-fired power plant. The town supervisor said the town can’t reject a proposal that meets the zoning law requirements just because residents don’t like it.
The project would take up around three acres off Frank Sottile Blvd. in the town of Ulster, with a building housing the equipment planned for between 30-40 feet in height. An exhaust stack would rise above the structure, less than 100-ft total in height.
The project would take up around three acres at the intersection of Frank Sottile Blvd. and Miron Ln., with a building housing the equipment planned for between 30-40 feet in height. An exhaust stack would rise above the structure, less than 100-ft total in height.