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Cement plant "makes no sense at all"

A long editorial in the October 7, 2002 New York Times blasts the proposed St. Lawrence Cement plant. "The plant is inappropriate, and Gov. George Pataki and his environmental conservation commissioner, Erin Crotty, must stop it," the Times writes.

31 groups say "Stop the Plant!" Organizations total 178,000 members

September 17, 2002
Position Statement:
SLC Greenport Project

In recent years the Hudson Valley, like its neighbors in The Berkshires and Litchfield County, has made great strides toward achieving a prosperous and sustainable future.

SLC dodges Ghent event

Once again, St. Lawrence Cement is refusing to participate in a public event, this time a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. The League invited both Friends of Hudson and SLC to present their side of the story, and two Friends volunteers will speak.

Parties respond to latest SLC P.R. stunt

After a lackluster presentation to the media about economic impacts by St. Lawrence Cement consultants Ernst & Young on Thursday (Aug. 29), opponents of the company's massive coal-fired proposal issued the following immediate comments.

New CAN! billboard

A striking new billboard has appeared in Chatham, driving south on Route 66 between Main Street and the Fairgrounds. The billboard is sponsored by Columbia Action Now! (CAN!), a citizens group based in northern Columbia County.

Fair booth is a big hit

Friends of Hudson had an indoor booth at this year's Columbia County Fair, which ran Thursday, August 29th through Sunday, September 2nd in Chatham. The booth was organized by Judy Grunberg, Carrie Fertig, Sue Bellinger, Jim Cashen, and a large crew of dedicated volunteers.

The good Doctor checks in on SLC

Dr. Alan Chartock -- SUNY professor, Legislative Gazette founder, WAMC chair/executive director, and newspaper columnist -- has recently written a syndicated column on the St.

BREAKING NEWS : Assemblyman calls for a full trial of the issues

August 26, 2002

Friends of Hudson
Contact: Sam Pratt, (518) 822-0334

Hudson Valley Preservation Coalition
Contact: Alix Gerosa, (845) 473-4440 x 226

The Olana Partnership
Contact: Margaret Davidson, (212) 580-4325

Go directly to jail?

Cement company executive challenged to keep his word on Holcim's misdeeds in Texas

Once showcased for SLC "forum," Texas plant now faces heavy fines

* SLC flew local "Community Forum" to visit plant in Summer 2000

* Texas regulators propose $223,125 penalty to be voted on Wednesday

* Agency finds 15 major violations, including emissions of five key pollutants above permitted levels