DEC denies permits for NRG’s proposed Gas Turbine Power Plant in Astoria

After months of vigorous opposition by lawmakers and activists, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) denied permits for NRG Energy’s proposed gas turbine power plant in Astoria. 

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, the agency determined the proposed project “would be inconsistent with or would interfere with the statewide greenhouse gas emissions limits established in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).”

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