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The Multi-Town Air Monitoring Task Force is hosting a public meeting at Kent Town Hall tonight about the Cricket Valley Energy Center.  State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Rob Klee will speak about Connecticut's role in monitoring the under-construction facility's impact on air quality in northwest Connecticut.  The natural gas-fired electric generation plant is just over the state line in Dover Plains, New York and slated to come online in 2020.  The task force wants to collect baseline data monitoring the air before it opens.  The nearest DEEP air monitoring stations are 18 miles away in Cornwall and 26 miles away in Thomaston.  The task force says neither monitors for the full range of emissions to come from Cricket Valley.

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