With two separate blows, New York State has moved to block energy derived from burning fossil fuels.
Plans to upgrade a facility at the Port of Albany so it could process heavy crude oil from the Canadian tar sands have been withdrawn after an almost 5-year battle. Massachusetts-based Global Companies has finally walked away from its legal fight to install boilers at the port, which would have been necessary to prepare the crude for rail transport.
Local environmental groups, and eventually the State, maintained that the facility would threaten the Hudson River, and contribute to global climate change. Continue reading “Two Pieces of Good News for the Climate”