July 09, 2024

During Heat Wave, Sheridan Hollow Residents Call For NY To Shut Down Its Power Plant (part 2)

On Monday, July 8, as another heat wave gripped Albany, residents and members of the Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy (SHARE) gathered in front of the state-owned Sheridan Ave. Steam Plant to discuss how the climate crisis has impacted their neighborhood, including cancer, flooding and extreme heat. Residents called upon Governor Hochul to shut down the Plant (SASP), which for more than a century has polluted the low-income community of color in order to heat and cool the Capitol and other nearby state buildings with fossil fuels. The residents want the state to rapidly replace the polluting plant with clean renewable energy, such as geothermal. This is part 2 of our coverage of this event.

We hear from Susan DuBois of SHARE, who served as emcee, at the beginning and end of the segment. We also hear from local residents Lillian Garland, Elaine Frazer and Bernie Bryant. The second half of Ms. Frazier’s remarks was included in part 1 of our coverage. We want to thank David Lucas of WAMC for providing us with audio. By Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.

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