Caption: Danskammer power plant
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A state judge has dismissed an environmental group's lawsuit challenging the restart of a Hudson Valley power plant using natural gas instead of coal.
The suit was filed by Riverkeeper. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that a judge in Albany County dismissed the case, saying Riverkeeper had no legal standing to bring the suit to court.
The petition sought a halt to resumption of operations at the 500-MW Danskammer power plant in Newburgh. Riverkeeper argued the state Public Service Commission violated state law because it failed to require a full environmental review before authorizing the reactivation.
The old coal-fired plant was shut down in November 2012 after being damaged by Superstorm Sandy. It went back online in January under new ownership.
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