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The protest was timed to coincide with the Albany County Legislature's swearing-in ceremony.
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Environmentalists gathered outside the Albany County Courthouse New Year's Day to raise awareness about their efforts to stop an Albany County cement plant from burning tires for fuel.

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Environmentalists are doubling down on their efforts to prevent an Albany County cement plant from burning tires for fuel. 

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Environmentalists are on alert as the LaFarge Cement Plant in Southern Albany County makes a push to burn tires.

A vote expected tonight on a local law regarding air pollution in the Town of Coeymans has been postponed.

A proposal to bring trash from Connecticut to Ravena for incineration is under fire from Albany County officials and a former top Environmental Protection Agency appointee.

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Alarmed by reports that tons of trash will be sent to southern Albany County, Capital District Leaders are holding a news conference Wednesday morning in the town of Coeymans.

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70 Connecticut towns shopping around for a new place to dispose of solid waste have southern Albany County in their sights.