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January 22, 2010 - FINAL APPEAL DENIED. After nine years of litigation, it ends with more of a whimper than a bang. The New York Court of Appeals denied TransGas permission to take a further appeal to New York's highest court. So TransGas has now officially exhausted all of its appeals and will never, ever build a power plant on our community's waterfront! There are too many people to thank for this incredible victory.

March 20, 2008 - SITING BOARD VOTES UNANIMOUSLY TO DISMISS THE TRANSGAS POWER PLANT PROPOSAL. The New York State Siting Board has voted unanimously to dismiss the TransGas power plant proposal. The board found the project was not in the public interest and has cleared the way for the City to create a 28-acre waterfront park on the Bushwick Inlet. TransGas has the right to appeal, but we fully expect that they will be completely unsuccessful. Congratulations and thank you to our elected officials, the lawyers who helped prepare the case, Columbia Law School Environmental Law Clinic, Pace Energy Project, and to the hundreds of community volunteers who have worked so hard over the years to stop the power plant from destroying our neighborhood.

Read about the details of the decision here.

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Our neighborhood is their target! TGE's plans include tons of toxic emissions, threats to community-supported waterfront development, and a 325 foot tall smokestack! Is there an alternative?

In the spring of 2001, TransGas Energy Systems, LLC ("TGE") launched an aggressive campaign to construct an 1100-megawatt power plant, the largest of its kind in New York City, on the nine-acre site between North 12th and North 14th Streets, from Kent Avenue to the East River, in the heart of the Greenpoint/Williamsburg community. The Greenpoint/Williamsburg Waterfront Task Force, a growing coalition of more than 70 community groups, quickly organized to stop the TGE project, which poses a serious threat to public health, principles of environmental justice, and the hoped-for revitalization of our community waterfront.