Town Trash Import Ban Exposes Limits Of NY Power-Siting Law

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT) -- The boundaries of a New York state law designed to fast-track electricity projects by removing local roadblocks are being tested, with constitutional questions about the limits of the Power NY Act of 2011 arising after state regulators refused to steamroll a town law that could block a waste-to-energy plant.

A real estate group called Beacon Harbor LLC recently bought up land in Bethlehem, N.Y., with plans to build a plant on the Hudson River that would help keep the lights on across the Empire State by...
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