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County Executive McCoy Commends Court of Appeals Decision Not to Grant Leave to Appeal to Global and Upholding Lower Court’s Ruling; DEC Action of Intent to Rescind Neg Dec for Global Permit Stands

Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 12:49 PM

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy is pleased the New York State Court of Appeals has denied Global’s motion to appeal the Appellate Division's decision and to uphold DEC's right to withdraw its negative SEQRA declaration in 2015. This allows DEC to continue to review Global's operations and require Global to submit to further environmental review.

"I continue to believe that Global's operations and its application to DEC to expand its operations pose an environmental threat. It is why I issued an Executive Order in 2014 imposing a moratorium when Global sought a permit to expand its operations and to potentially heat crude tar sands oil from Canada at the Port of Albany. I continue to support the concerns many in the community have raised regarding the health and safety risks to the community posed by Global's actions," said County Executive McCoy. "The DEC and the courts have listened as well and I continue to call for a Full Environmental Impact Study to be done to assess the cumulative impact of the facility."

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Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy