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N.Y. State Passes Bill Blocking New Trash Incinerators

The bill would prohibit the state from issuing permits for a trash incinerator in the Oswego/Finger Lakes Watershed. There are identical bills in the Assembly and Senate.

Aimed at blocking construction of a proposed trash incinerator in Romulus, N.Y., the New York State Assembly just passed a bill preventing the construction of new trash incinerators in the region.

According to the Ithaca Voice, the bill would prohibit the state from issuing permits for a trash incinerator in the Oswego/Finger Lakes Watershed, if there is a landfill within a 50-mile radius of the proposed incinerator and if it would be located within 10 miles of a priority watershed designated by the Department of Environmental Conservation.

 Ithaca Voice has more information:

The New York State Assembly passed a bill Thursday that prevents the construction of new trash incinerators in the region and is aimed at blocking construction of a proposed controversial incinerator at the Seneca Army Depot in Romulus.

Specifically, the bill — co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton (D/WF-125) — would prohibit the state from issuing permits for a trash incinerator in the Oswego/Finger Lakes Watershed, if there is a landfill within a 50-mile radius of the proposed incinerator and if it would be located within 10 miles of a priority watershed designated by the Department of Environmental Conservation. There are identical bills in the Assembly (A5029) and Senate (S2270).

In a news release Thursday, Lifton said she worked closely with Assemblymember Michael Cusick (D-Staten Island), chair of the Assembly Energy Committee, to draft the bill, and the Assembly worked with the Senate companion bill.

Read the full article here.

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