Federal authorities made a wise choice to protect Fort Drum’s energy source by announcing that the U.S. Department of Defense would keep its contract with ReEnergy Black River LLC.

In 2014, the government signed a $289 million, 20-year deal to have the biomass plant supply Fort Drum with all its power. This meant that the U.S. Army post could rely on a consistent source of electricity from one facility. Any disruption of service from providers to surrounding municipalities would not affect the post’s operations.

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Political intimidation by politicians regarding government contracts is a violation of the Hatch Act...

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