Oneonta Gas Plant

The summer of 2018 brought the news of an ill-considered proposal from the Otsego County Industrial Development Agency (COIDA) to build a large fracked gas decompressor plant in the Town of Oneonta. This would greatly expand the number of compressed natural gas (CNG) tractor trailers traveling our county roads and increase use of fossil fuels at a time when it is more critical than ever to decrease our dependence on them.

The proposal, which was submitted without input or approval from the City or Town of Oneonta or their residents calls for a $17 million facility and is intended to attract heavy industry to a community whose comprehensive plan clearly opposes it. Otsego 2000 has been active in raising awareness among county leaders and legislators. We are calling upon the County to develop and adopt a comprehensive energy plan that emphasizes reducing energy consumption and waste, eliminating fossil fuel use wherever possible and increasing renewable energy resources where environmentally feasible.

Come to the Next Meeting: Information and Discussion Session Wednesday, December 5, 2018
7 – 9 pm
6th Ward Athletic Club
22 West Broadway, Oneonta

You can read more about the actions we have taken by clicking on the links below.

Otsego 2000 Response to Mayor Herzig Letter, Oct. 18, 2018
Response from Mayor Herzig to 10-3-18 Correspondence
Correspondence on Behalf of Otsego 2000 COIDA and Otsego County Bd of Reps 10 2 18
Attachments to Correspondence to COIDA and Otsego County Bd of Reps 10 2 18
Braymer Law Critique of COIDA Gas Plant Proposal Sept. 5, 2018