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County Executive McCoy Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Related to Global Companies

October 26, 2017

In an excellent legal ruling the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division has unanimously ruled to overturn a lower court decision that allowed Global Companies to proceed with their Canadian Tar Sands heating unit project an Environmental Impact Statement. This ruling ensures that the residents of Albany County, especially the most vulnerable constituents who reside in public housing dangerously proximate to the proposed facility, will have any changes to the existing operation closely scrutinized to protect their health and wellbeing. I have been fighting for such oversight and regulation for years and it is a momentous day to see the success we are finally beginning to achieve. Rest assured, the fight is not over. More legal actions and struggles are on the horizon, but this ruling is a sign that if we persevere we can overcome.  

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Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy