CPV Valley Energy Center

CPV Opponents Turn Out For NYS DEC Public Hearing

Jul 18, 2019
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation held two public hearings Wednesday in Middletown on draft air permits for the CPV plant in Orange County. Opponents urged DEC to reject the permits and shut down the plant.

NYS DEC Releases CPV Draft Air Permits

May 30, 2019
Courtesy of CPV Valley Energy Center

The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation has deemed an Orange County power plant’s air permit applications complete, and a public comment period has begun. Plant opponents say the CPV plant should never have been allowed to operate in the first place.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation held public hearings Wednesday on its denial of a key permit for Competitive Power Ventures’ Valley Energy Center in Orange County. The natural gas plant’s operators are contesting the DEC’s decision.

NYS DEC Denies Essential Permit For CPV Power Plant

Aug 6, 2018

The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation has denied a key permit for a natural gas power plant in Orange County. The plant had been gearing up for full operations this month.

Democratic New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney held a telephone town hall Thursday night. Callers asked about topics ranging from the federal tax law to immigration to the CPV power plant in Orange County.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Three elected officials joined an environmental group Monday in calling on the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation to revoke or suspend an essential permit for a natural gas power plant in Orange County. At the same time, they voiced concern about the health and safety of area residents during the testing phase of the plant.

Letter Asks DEC To Revoke Or Suspend CPV Permit

Apr 9, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Three elected officials and environmental group Riverkeeper have asked the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation to suspend or revoke an essential permit for a power plant nearing its final stages before operation. The call comes following the March conviction of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide Joseph Percoco on bribery charges that involved state business with two companies, including the power plant.

Calls Mount For NYS To Revoke CPV's Permits

Mar 14, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Tuesday’s conviction of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide Joseph Percoco on bribery charges involved state business with two companies. One is a power plant in Orange County that is nearing completion. WAMC’s Allison Dunne reports some lawmakers are calling on the state to revoke the plant’s permits.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Opponents of the CPV Valley Energy Center stood across the street Monday from the Wawayanda plant that is well under construction, calling on the Orange County Legislature to pass two CPV-related resolutions.

The Wawayanda Six Trial Is Set To Begin

Apr 20, 2017
midhudsonnews.com

A civil disobedience trial that includes actor James Cromwell is scheduled to begin Thursday. He and five others are accused of blocking access to a gas power plant under construction in Orange County.

Courtesy of Millennium Pipeline Company

A pipeline company with plans to hook up to a power plant under construction in Orange County says eminent domain proceedings remain against a handful of landowners. More from WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

Courtesy of CPV Valley Energy Center

A former congressman is calling on the inspectors general of two federal agencies to probe the permitting process for a controversial gas power plant project in New York’s Orange County. This follows corruption charges brought by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office in September against two former top aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Courtesy of CPV Valley Energy Center

Corruption charges brought by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office last week against two former top aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and others involve a power plant project in the Hudson Valley. And it’s a topic in at least one state election as calls mount for an investigation into the plant’s permitting process.

Courtesy of Millennium Pipeline

A federal regulator has issued an environmental assessment for public comment. The document puts a gas pipeline connection for the CPV plant in Orange County one step closer.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich was in Orange County Saturday, joining with protestors in front of a power plant under construction. His visit came days after it was revealed that alleged ties between a former top aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the plant’s permitting process are the subject of a federal probe.

Allison Dunne

Former Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich addressed an audience nearly 300 strong in Orange County Wednesday night, joining opponents of a gas power plant.

Two-time presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich was the guest speaker at a forum in Warwick about the CPV Valley Energy Center in Wawayanda.