NY NJ Trail Conference: Proposed Hydroelectric Plant Threatens Catskills’ Ashokan Reservoir

Ashokan Reservoir

The Trail Conference opposes a proposed hydroelectric facility that would irreversibly damage areas of the Catskill Forest Preserve. We need your help to stop this ill-conceived project.

Premium Energy Holdings of Southern California has proposed a pumped-storage hydroelectric facility within the boundaries of the Forever Wild lands of the Catskill Forest Preserve that would have negative impacts on the Ashokan Reservoir and surrounding area. This proposal directly threatens the experience of trail users in the Catskill Forest Preserve, the ecological sustainability of the Forest Preserve, trout breeding grounds, the quality of the New York City water supply, and so much more. The Trail Conference has submitted a formal request to be an intervenor to the proposed Ashokan hydro dams.

A broad range of local nonprofit groups opposing the project are formally commenting and seeking status as intervenors:

Read more at nynjtc.org.

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