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LAFARGE SEEKS TO BURN 5 MILLION TIRES IN VALLEY PLANT

State releases proposal for public comment

Group urges public participation -- and public caution Read more »

LET'S STAY TOGETHER!

We all did it: On April 19th, 2005, six-and-a-half years after St. Lawrence Cement first announced its vast, coal-fired proposal, Secretary of State Randy Daniels ruled decisively that the project must not be built:
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IT'S OVER: ST. LAWRENCE CEMENT OFFICIALLY WITHDRAWS

HUDSON, NEW YORK AND MONT ROYAL, QUEBEC -- In a press release issued late Sunday afternoon, the Canadian-based and Swiss-owned St. Read more »

SLC-HOLCIM PROJECT REJECTED BY N.Y. STATE

* Canadian company has spent $57.9 million on failed U.S. campaign

* SLC stock trading halted temporarily on Wednesday; shares slip 7%

* State administration and local officials deliver one-two punch Read more »

STATE DENIES SLC COASTAL PERMIT

Friends of Hudson has just received word that the New York State Department of State has found the St. Lawrence Cement Greenport proposal to be inconsistent with New York's 44 coastal policies, based on the scale and scope of the project. Read more »

NEW EDITORIALS CALL FOR N.Y. TO STOP CEMENT PLANT

HILLSDALE & NEW YORK CITY: Two new editorials in The New York Times and The Independent this weekend call on Governor George Pataki to bring an end to St. Lawrence Cement's proposal to build a vast new coal-burning cement plant in the mid-Hudson Valley. Read more »

87% OF COMMENTERS OPPOSE CEMENT PLANT

* Coastal agency receives nearly 14,000 comments on cement plant proposal

* Opponents outnumber supporters 87%-13%, submitting a tidal wave of personal and detailed letters Read more »

GROUPS CALL ON STATE TO END SLC PROJECT

* Experts say sprawling facility fails to conform with Federal and State laws

* Riverfront blight, visual impacts, pollution, harm to Olana are key focus

* Engineers find that SLC plume could be more than twice as visible as claimed Read more »

2005 SILENT AUCTION PREVIEW: FRIENDS OF HUDSON PARTY

On Saturday, March 12th from 6-9 pm Friends of Hudson will hold its annual members party in the gymnasium of the former St. Mary's Academy in Hudson, at the corner of 3rd and Allen Street. Read more »

KEY AGENCY EXTENDS SLC DEADLINE AGAIN, TO MARCH 18th

For the second time, the New York State Department of State's Division of Coastal Resources has extended its public comment period on the massive, coal-fired St. Lawrence Cement proposal. To learn more about the review process and how you can participate, click HERE. Read more »

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