July 08, 2024

During Heat Wave, Sheridan Hollow Residents Call For NY To Shut Down Its Power Plant

On a day where temperature topped 90 degrees in Albany, several residents and members of the Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy (SHARE) told gripping personal stories about how the climate crisis has impacted their neighborhood, including cancer, flooding and extreme heat. Several residents reported that numerous family members and neighbors had died from various forms of cancer. Residents called upon Governor Hochul to shut down the Sheridan Hollow Steam Plant (SASP), which heats and cools the Capitol and other nearby state buildings with fossil fuels, and to rapidly move towards powering state buildings in downtown Albany with renewables. We hear from County legislators Mert Simpson and Carolyn McLaughlin; Elaine McCall; and Bob Cohen of Citizen Action. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.

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