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Mob boss Governor Andrew “Corruptocrat” Cuomo described recently convicted Joe Percoco, his former aide, as his “... Percoco was the apparent bag man in whatever crooked deal Corruptocrat may have made with CPV for DEC approvals of their Valley Energy Center power plant near Middlletown, NY.
When Percoco got caught with his hand in the till, CPV company officials started singing, “brother” Joe was found guilty and now Corruptocrat is giving CPV the Heisman; pushing them away as far as possible. He first attempted, and failed, to deny the already completed facility natural gas it needs to operate by having DEC refuse Millennium Pipeline its water quality certification. Now, he’s making DEC deny CPV air permits. Is it payback for the betrayal of his “brother”?
New York’s environmental regulators dealt a major setback Friday to a controversial $900 million Orange County power plant that was at the center of the corruption trial of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation denied a key air-quality permit renewal application filed by Competitive Power Ventures, which had been set to fully open its 680-megawatt plant CPV Valley Energy Center in the town of Wawayanda within weeks.
Without the permit, the natural-gas-fired plant that had been expected to replace some of the power generated by the soon-to-close Indian Point nuclear plant can’t open for operation.
The DEC told CPV it must instead apply for a Title V Clean Air Act permit, which requires a more-comprehensive application with more time for public input, including at least 45 days for review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
That’s payback. You don’t mess with Corruptocrat’s “family.”