Local coalition, Neighbors United recently met and decided to go forward with a few Actions:
We plan to meet at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9th to do a demo in front of the Times Herald-Record offices at 40 Mulberry St., Middletown, NY 10940. Our theme: THR does not inform its readers about the CPV power plant. In depth coverage needed!
Following the THR action we plan to arrive at the Orange County IDA (Industrial Development Agency) meeting at 1:00p.m.
The IDA is scheduled to meet at 2:00p.m. at the Orange County Business Accelerator, 4 Crotty Lane, Stewart International Airport (SWF), New Windsor, NY Our plan is to demo there, with signs, as they are arriving for their board meeting.
For information about the IDA see ocnyida.com (Mission, members, meeting times , map, etc) The IDA has granted a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement to CPV in which CPV would be exempt from paying taxes and instead would make substitute payments over a period pf 22 years.
We are asking for people to join us in these efforts to increase awareness about the threat the proposed CPV Power Plant is to all Orange County residents.
If anyone has press contacts, please alert them about these actions.
Please join us. If possible bring a sign – or signs. Signs should address the issue – STOP CPV, IDA Sells Out Orange County, Renewable Energy Now, etc.
We also plan to demo at the proposed CPV site off Route 6 at 10:00 a.m.
on Saturday, Oct.11th (GLOBAL FRACKDOWN DAY). We will meet at the turnoff on Route 6.
Please see the website neighborsunitedforthefacts.org for exact location
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Again, please join us and bring signs if you can.