ALBANY, N.Y. - Global Partners, the energy company that
hopes to bring seven new heating units at its processing facilities announced
that its withdrawn its application for a new building.
Now the company hopes to revamp one of its existing
buildings and put the four steam boilers and three heaters in the location.
Last week, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy ordered a
moratorium on that expansion, ordering the county health department and sheriff's
office to determine the consequences if there were a large scale accident.
Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan says she expected Global Partners
to pull its application but explains more review is needed.
"It's really important we coordinate our efforts with the
DEC and with the county before we issue any building permits that would be
required to be issued for the installation of those boilers," said Sheehan.
The DEC said this does not affect their ongoing review of
Global Partner's permit application.