October 21, 2011

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Taylor gets restraining order, Biomass project may continue

MONTGOMERY – The Appellate Division of State Supreme Court has issued a two week temporary restraining order allowing construction to resume on the $160 million Taylor Biomass project in Montgomery.

A neighbor had filed suit against the Town of Montgomery and the State Department of Environmental Conservation contending environmental reviews were not completed properly. Justice Elaine Slobod ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, but Taylor appealed to the appellate court and won a two week stay.

Taylor owner James Taylor said they are moving forward with paperwork for federal aid.

“We’re hopeful to have the Department of Energy loan guarantee package finalized toward the end of January or the first of February,” he said. “Every time we hit a bump in the road it causes processes to slow down as what occurred with this last, most recent Slobod decision and probably cost us 60 to 90 days.”

The town will modify three minor procedural errors and in two weeks Taylor said the appellate court will fast track its review.


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