We would like to clarify the headline in this reporting:
Premium Energy has said that they would look for a new location, but they have not rescinded their application located in the Catskills nor have they submitted a application with a new location. You can watch the full comments by Senator Michele Hinchey at this page.
We are watching what Premium Energy LLC does, not what they say.
OLIVEBRIDGE, N.Y. — The company that wants to create an underground hydroelectric power station near the Ashokan Reservoir will look for a new location to build a supplemental reservoir that would power the operation, state Sen. Michelle Hinchey said Thursday.
Hinchey, D-Saugerties, was among about 50 elected officials and environmental advocates who gathered Thursday morning at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge to voice opposition to the 2,800-megawatt power station proposed by Premium Energy Holdings of Walnut, Calif.
Hinchey said Premium’s president, Victor Rojas, “has promised that, because of our opposition, the three current proposals [for off-site reservoirs] will be rescinded, and a new alternative will be presented” as part of the company’s application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
But those who gathered Thursday would prefer the entire project be scrapped.