Senate Majority Leader speaks out against controversial fracked gas power plant in Astoria


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he opposes the plan to upgrade the Astoria NRG fracked gas power plant at a press conference on Friday, July 9.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently approved draft permits for NRG Energy’s controversial proposal to replace and update the 50-year-old peaker plant in Astoria with natural gas-fired power.

The opposition from Senator Schumer follows the announcement made by the DEC last week that there will be a 60-day public comment period for the proposed fracked gas power plant.