Final legislative approval has been given to a bill that requires the State provide support for an air quality study to Sherman and surrounding towns in anticipation of Cricket Valley Energy Center going online.
State Senator Julie Kushner says one of her first visits to Sherman was to attend a meeting to discuss concerns about Cricket Valley. She noted that a lot of people worry air pollution is likely to impact Connecticut towns near the Dover Plains facility.
The decision to build Cricket Valley was made without the input from communities that will potentially suffer the most. Kushner says a baseline study will help Sherman and surrounding towns, but called this just a first step. She says there has to be vigilance to protect the people and environment for the long term.