Route 28 plant plan critics ask for environmental review of site

More noise info sought about Route 28 project.

Listen to Green Radio Hour with Jon Bowermaster

Hottest summer on record? Debating the pros and cons of New York State’s ambitious new climate law with Aaron Mair and Mark Dunlea. Also, a check-in with Woodstock Land Conservancy Executive Director Maxanne Resnick on the controversial plan to build a concrete-factory on Route 28.

Listen to The Source with Hillary Harvey

850 Route 28 LLC is proposing the construction of two 120,000-square-foot buildings on the site of a former quarry for the purpose of concrete and steel fabrication.  The site is surrounded by the Bluestone Wild Forest, Open Space Institute property, and state park land at Onteora Lake.  We sit down with Steve Molloy is a neighbor of the proposed cement and steel fabrication plant, Kathy Nolan is a researcher at Catskill Mountainkeeper and an Ulster County Legislator, and Maxanne Reznick is the executive director of Woodstock Land Conservancy to discuss the process and what’s their ask.

Public hearing on proposed Rt. 28 concrete plant draws too big of a crowd

The Town of Kingston planning board crossed several thresholds at its long-anticipated July 15 continuation of a recessed public hearing on Thomas Auringer’s proposal to build a half-million square foot manufacturing facility off Route 28 on property surrounded by the Bluestone Wild Forest and associated conservation lands recently purchased by the Open Space Institute.