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MEDIA ADVISORY

For immediate release:
Monday, June 14, 2010
For more information contact:
Adrienne Esposito, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, 516-390-7150, 631-384-1378 (mobile), aesposito@citizenscampaign.org
Kyle Rabin, Network for New Energy Choices, 212-991-1067, kyle@newenergychoices.org
Regina Weiss, Network for New Energy Choices, 212-991-1069, 917-288-5251 (mobile), regina@newenergychoices.org

ENVIRONMENTALISTS STRIKE BACK AGAINST POWER INDUSTRY PR BLITZ

Two new reports analyzing the economic and environmental benefits of New York’s proposed power plant upgrades will be released

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is preparing to finalize its policy to stem the destruction of fish and aquatic ecosystems by power plants statewide. The public comment period for DEC’s draft policy, which was issued in March, was set to end last Tuesday, June 8, but was extended to July 9 after the power industry, at the eleventh hour, requested more time to submit comments. Amid furious lobbying by the power industry, on Tuesday, June 15, a coalition of environmental organizations will release a detailed economic analysis of DEC’s proposed policy by McCullough Research, and a statewide environmental analysis of the proposal by the Network for New Energy Choices, Eastern Environmental Law Center, and others.
 

WHO: Adrienne Esposito, Citizens Campaign for the Environment; Environmental Attorney Reed Super, Alex Matthiessen, Riverkeeper; Kit Kennedy,    Natural Resources Defense Council; Richard Webster, Eastern Environmental Law Center; and Kyle Rabin, Network for New Energy Choices

WHAT: Release of two new reports analyzing the potential
economic and environmental effects of DEC’s
proposed statewide policy for upgrading power
plants, now in the final stages of review

WHEN: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 10:00 AM

WHERE: Legislative Office Building – Room 130
198 State Street
Albany, NY

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Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) empowers communities and advocates solutions for our shared environment and public health and is supported by over 80,000 members throughout New York State and Connecticut. www.citizenscampaign.org

updated by seckel  6/14/10