Brookhaven Town Board votes to look at final environment impact study for Caithness II plant

A proposal to build a new power plant in Suffolk has cleared one more hurdle. Town lawmakers have voted to at least look at a

A proposed power plant in Yaphank may take

A proposed power plant in Yaphank may take a step forward Tuesday night. The Brookhaven Town Board is expected to accept the final environmental impact statement for the 350 megawatt natural gas facility known at Caithness II. (Credit: News 12)

YAPHANK - A proposal to build a new power plant in Suffolk has cleared one more hurdle.

Town lawmakers have voted to at least look at a final environment impact study for the project.

As News 12 has reported, the new Caithness II plant would be built right next to the LIPA's Caithness plant in Yaphank.

"The new plant would be the most efficient, cleanest, the most-water conserving plant to serve Long Island," said Caithness LI president Ross Ain.

Caithness says it will be picking up a $1 billion tab for the project and that it is responsible for any cost overruns, not the ratepayers.

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