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

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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.

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