2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 07:28:37 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ENERGY, ENHANCED USE: Watervliet Arsenal (NY) bio-mass plant
Schumer: Plant overdue
Senator hits red tape that's holding up power plant at Watervliet Arsenal

By Larry Rulison
Albany Times-Union (NY)
January 9, 2012

WATERVLIET - U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer came to the gates of Watervliet Arsenal Monday demanding that the Army cut through the red tape and pave the way for a new power plant at the site.

"It's Washington bureaucracy at its worst," Schumer said.

Three years ago, the nonprofit Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership was awarded the right to redevelop 65 acres at the site through the Army's long-term lease program. One of the major pieces of that plan is construction of a new biomass-fed power plant that would also generate steam for the Army's cannon and weapons manufacturing operations.

Partnership officials say the cogeneration plant is critical to support new high-tech tenants for the site - especially a data processing center that would draw a huge amount of power. The partnership has already attracted dozens of tenants employing about 300 people to a small number of available buildings. The additional land it was awarded would allow it to become even more creative in its marketing efforts.

For the entire article, see
http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Schumer-Plant- overdue-2452177.php


Lenny Siegel
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a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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