NYC Scraps Waste-To-Energy Plant Plans For Old Dump Site

Law360, New York (April 16, 2012, 6:33 PM EDT) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday dropped plans to build a waste-to-energy plant atop a former landfill on Staten Island, yielding to political pressure from angry residents who said their borough has been a dumping ground for decades.

The city is still accepting proposals for a plant, which would convert hundreds of tons of solid waste into energy each day using clean technology — but it won't happen on Staten Island, at least not on the Fresh Kills site, which housed the city's main...
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