January 2, 2020--In response to a strong public outcry from concerned citizens like you, on January 22, 2020 the Town of Kingston Planning Board will revisit the environmental review of a disastrous proposal to build a huge steel and concrete fabrication plant right next to Onteora Lake and Bluestone Wild Forest. These beautiful wild lands are an important Catskills ecosystem and a wonderful recreational resource, and to protect them fully the planning board should issue a Positive Declaration of significance under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and require the applicant to complete a comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIS), allowing Mountainkeeper and other concerned parties to require consideration of all environmental impacts.
To demonstrate the important regional significance of Onteora Lake, Pickerel Pond, and the Bluestone Wild Forest, please add your signature to our new petition, calling on the Town of Kingston Planning Board to conduct a full, fair, and thorough review of this proposed project.
If you can attend the planning board's meeting to address the question of whether to issue a Positive Declaration, that will add additional, tangible support:
Wednesday, January 22nd, 7pm at M. Clifford Middle School, 65 Fording Place, Lake Katrine NY 12449.
You can review materials submitted by the developer online (posted on the developer's website: http://www.850route28.com/application-documents
We are working with our attorney and other consultants to review these documents and prepare comments-- so stayed tuned for further information in the New Year.
Thank you for showing your concern for these beautiful public lands by adding your signature!