Danskammer & The Community: An Online Roundtable Discussion

In by Karen Holloway


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Who/Quien: The Stop Danskammer Coalition, along with co-sponsors including Orange RAPP, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Overlook Mountain Center, West Branch Conservation Association, Sunrise Westchester, Climate Reality Hudson Valley & Catskills, Sierra Club, Outdoor Promise, Powered By Plants Consulting, UAct, Food & Water Watch, Clearwater, NYPIRG, Extinction Rebellion Captial Region, Clearwater, Community Voices Heard & others!

Join us for a community discussion on the proposed Danskammer gas power plant in the Town of Newburgh, NY. The existing plant operates during peak hours, providing energy only during highest-demand periods–when temperatures are extremely hot or cold–but the new plant would run nearly all of the time. This will not only increase pollution and intensify climate change, but also jeopardize public health. It is important for us to hear from community voices already engaged in both environmental and social justice work, so that we can lift our own voice to let decision-makers know we do not need or want this polluting plant!

Le invitamos a un diálogo en comunidad sobre la central generadora de energía Danskammer propuesta en el Pueblo de Newburgh (Condado de Orange). La central existente opera durante las horas pico, produciendo energía solamente durante los períodos de mayor demanda, es decir, cuando las temperaturas son extremadamente altas o bajas. La nueva central operaría casi todo el tiempo, aumentando la contaminación e intensificando el cambio climático además de amenazar la salud pública. Es importante informarnos directamente de aquellas voces en la comunidad que ya participan en labores de justicia ambiental y social. Así podremos alzar nuestras voces para hacerles saber a las personas y entidades decisorias que no necesitamos ni queremos esta central contaminante.

On June 23rd at 6pm, come hear from different members of your community, including a faith-based organization, a local business and members of the Latinx and indigenous communities. Often those who bear the brunt of impacts from polluting project and policies are not heard and it is about time we talk about the facts and take action.

El 23 de junio a las 6 p.m., acuda a escuchar diferentes personas en su comunidad, entre ellas una organización confesional, un negocio local y miembros de comunidades Latinx e Indígenas. A menudo no se da escucha a las voces de las personas más perjudicadas por los impactos de proyectos y políticas contaminantes. Es hora de hablar de hechos y tomar acción.

Learn about how this plant will affect you and your community, and see what we can do together to stop the plant!

Please send your comments, or any questions, to Nikki Chung at nchung@scenichudson.org

Acuda a informarse sobre cómo la central le afectará a usted y a su comunidad, y a descubrir qué acciones colectivas podemos tomar para detenerla.

Favor enviar sus comentarios o preguntas a Nikki Chung: nchung@scenichudson.org.