NY governor signs legislation to stop WTE project

UPDATE: May 28, 2019: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill (A5029A) on May 24 aimed at protecting "the Finger Lakes region from the adverse effects of the siting of newly constructed incineration facilities." The legislation effectively blocks plans for a new $365 million Circular enerG incinerator in the Finger Lakes region.

According to Alan Knauf, an attorney for Circular enerG, the company plans to pursue legal action against the state. "[N]ot only is the law contrary to the State Solid Waste Hierarchy, but we believe it would be an unconstitutional denial of Equal Protection and infringement on interstate commerce," Knauf commented to Finger Lakes Times via email.

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