WAMC New York News
3:27 pm
Wed January 12, 2005

Power Plant Settlement to Dramatically Reduce Emissions in NY

Albany, NY – The operators of six New York coal-fired power plants have reached an agreement with New York State to slash their nitrogen and sulfur emissions. Governor Pataki and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer say the action will cut the emissions that cause acid rain and remove some of the pollutants blamed for asthma and other respiratory ailments. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.