Thursday, 07 March 2024 14:07

Saratoga Biochar Blasts Construction Moratorium, Awaits DEC Decision

MOREAU — After some uncertainty about the status of a possible construction moratorium in Moreau, the Town Board last week advanced a moratorium for the Moreau Industrial Park, where Saratoga Biochar is attempting to build a manufacturing facility. 

In a statement, Saratoga Biochar CEO Raymond Apy called the moratorium “wholly indicative of the Town Board’s mission: to drive away business that it does not like, regardless of whether or not that business meets the town’s zoning and land use laws.”

Apy’s company is waiting for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to decide whether Saratoga Biochar should be granted a permit to build its facility. The NYSDEC had been gathering feedback on the issue, but the public comment period ended on Monday. 

“Saratoga Biochar will vigorously defend our prior approvals and our rights as an applicant to build a business in the Town of Moreau,” Apy said.

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