State’s review of controversial Meadowlands power plant proposal put ‘on hold’

Meadowlands power plant protestors

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – State environmental regulators have suspended their lengthy review of a proposed power plant in the Meadowlands because the developer has temporarily pulled its application for the controversial project.

Representatives for the North Bergen Liberty Generating station have told the state that the company plans to resubmit its permit application after changing key pieces of technology it will use in the plant, which would generate electricity exclusively for New York.

On Monday, opponents said the suspension would pose a welcome delay in any decision by the state Department of Environmental Protection on the project …

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