Check this page often for the latest documents and other media pertaining to current issues and happenings in the Town of Ulster, NY.
2-1-2019 – GlidePath Changes Their Project
GlidePath has responded to the overwhelming negative community feedback to their fossil fuel Peaker plant proposal, and has changed the project to a battery-storage only project. While some questions remain, this is very welcome news, and shows the power of organizations like this one, and our coalition partners.
Glidepath’s concept plan
SEQRA calls for public comment and questions to be added to the draft scope. Here’s what we came up with. We worked countless hours to come up with thoughtful, pertinent questions on how this dangerous, unnecessary project would be built and run.
We weren’t the only ones with questions. Other local environmental and citizen organizations joined in. Here are Lincoln Park Scoping Comments from a joint effort of the following groups: Catskill Mountainkeeper, Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipelines – New York (CAPP-NY), Kingston Citizens, Kingston Land Trust, Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, and Woodstock Land Conservancy.
And here’s the final scope after our questions. Our questions were, in general terms, completely ignored by the lead agency (which is the town board). The Town Board ignoring the work it specifically asked citizens to do is a little strange.
IMPORTANT: Let’s compare the documents
We wrote this letter to James Quigley 3rd expressing our disappointment. To make sure he understood, Town of Ulster Citizens.org president Laura Hartmann read it at the May 2018 town board meeting.
BIG NEWS – Ulster County Executive Michael Hein has come out against the 20-megawatt electric-generating plant that Minnesota-based GlidePath Power Solutions wants to build along Frank Sottile Boulevard in the town of Ulster, and he’s asked two state agencies to step in. Read His Letter Here.
12/9/2018 – The City of Kingston asks the state to require enhanced participation plan from Glidepath developers. Read More
12/4/2018 – Glidepath says their draft Environmental Impact Statement will not be ready until the first quarter of 2019. Read More
10/18/2018 – Town of Ulster Citizens.org members read statements at the town board meeting regarding GlidePath and the below zoning issue. Laura Hartmann directly discussed the zoning denial and citizen due process, Eileen Murphy,talked about environmental issues and global warming, and Dan Furman discussed how GlidePath is really a faux “utility company” with no fossil fuel experience.
10/12/2018 – As noted in the below, we’re concerned there is no designation in the Town of Ulster of what constitutes a “Utility Company Structure”. We asked the Zoning Board of Appeals to review such. They refused. Here’s Our Appeal.
9/18/2018 – Our request for zoning clarification is denied.
9/14/2018 – We then petitioned the Zoning Board of Appeals to review the matter. Here’s Our Letter
On 8/16/2018, Town of Ulster Citizens.org presented this letter to the town, and asked that its contents (asking for a Moratorium due to Zoning issues) be discussed at that evening’s town board meeting. Not only was the letter NOT put on the agenda, supervisor Quigley refused to even discuss it or answer any questions regarding it, instead calling on the town lawyer to address questions.
Other Recent Published News
10-18-2018 – GlidePath project lawfulness questioned under Ulster town zoning. Read More
9-21-2018 – Town of Ulster residents keep the heat on Glidepath Power Plant. Read more.
“Ulster town officials asked for electric plant moratorium” Read More
“Kingston Mayor wants enhanced public participation in review of proposed Ulster power plant.” Read More
“Advocates say Ulster power plant review process gives short shrift to public’s concerns” Read More.
“Town of Ulster gets two additional weeks to frame review of proposed electric generator” Read more.
“Power plant opposition letters irk town of Ulster supervisor” Read more.
“Town of Ulster might seize land near proposed power station to maintain access to transfer station” Read more.
“Ulster Town Board members declare proposed electric generating plant may harm environment” Read more.
“Critics of proposed electric generating station plant in town of Ulster seek more time to comment” Read more.
“Company wants to build power plant in Ulster” Read more.
Town of Ulster Citizens.org has been writing letters to the various local publications in an effort to get the word out about the Power Plant
“GlidePath Project Strikes Out Both Locally and Globally” Read More
“LETTER: GlidePath proposal deserves deliberate review” Read More
“LETTER: Glidepath Executive’s Claims are Dubious” Read More
“LETTER: Power proposal for town of Ulster will pollute air” Read more.
“LETTER: Critics of Proposed Ulster Generating Station see flaws in environmental review document” Read more.
“LETTER: Power plan for Ulster is to dirty local air for profit” Read more.
“LETTER: Glidepath plant dangerously sited in Ulster” Read more.
“LETTER: Ulster power plan hinges on capacity to dirty our air” Read more.
“LETTER: Ulster’s green energy plan cannot include Glidepath” Read more.
“LETTER: Ulster power plant sponsor’s are inexpert” Read more.
“LETTER: We don’t want to be Glidepath’s guinea pig:” Read more.