For Immediate Release:
October 28, 2003
For More Information Contact:
Joan Dougherty - (917) 971-6336 or
Edward Vale - (631) 334-8191
TGE Rejects Alternate Site For Power Plant
Community Prepares For Trial
Brooklyn, NY -– In legal papers filed late
Monday afternoon, TransGas Energy (TGE) rejected New
York City's alternate site for a power plant. TGE
will continue to pursue plans to build a 1,100 MW
plant on the waterfront in Greenpoint-Williamsburg.
"Our efforts have been and will continue to be
focused on stopping TGE's plans for the Bayside
site," said Joan Dougherty, spokesperson for the
Task Force. "This plant would jeopardize the
redevelopment of Brooklyn's waterfront and threaten
NYC's 2012 Olympic bid."
Dougherty continued, "The best way to meet the
City's energy demands is through re-powering
existing plants, investing in renewable technologies
and energy conservation."
The trial to decide the fate of the project begins
on Wednesday, November 12, 2003.
The Office of the Brooklyn Borough President and the
Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront Task Force will
be represented by Victor Tafur of the PACE Energy
Mr. Tafur said, "We have a very strong case. We
will be presenting testimony about the negative
effects TGE's plant would have on the health of the
community, the environment and land use in the
The New York Public Interest Research Group will
also be opposing the plant and will be represented
by Lisa Garcia.
The Greenpoint/Williamsburg Waterfront Task Force
(GWWTF) is a growing coalition of over 90 community
groups, civic groups, religious organizations,
businesses, schools and artists organized to stop
the TGE project. For more information and a list of
member organizations go to: