Global Partners issues statement on McCoy oil moratorium

ALBANY, N.Y. – Global Partners LP delivered a letter to
Albany County Executive Dan McCoy responding to his executive order to put a moratorium on oil heating in Albany County.

Global Partners said they consider McCoy's action “ill
advised, unnecessary, unlawful and prejudicial to the company. It has no legal
basis, discriminates unfairly against Global Partners for lawful business
activities that are fully permitted and puts the county at risk for legal
action and damages.”

Global Partners also claims that McCoy issued his
moratorium without consulting the DEC or taking advantage of the company's
invitation to state and local officials to tour the facility and learn about
its operations.

The company said they would continue with its current
operations and move forward with its pending permit applications.

Global Partners has operated its Albany Terminal since

McCoy issued the following statement in response to
Global Partners' letter:

have a right to be safe from environmental hazards.  Wednesday, we issued
orders to protect the health and safety of our residents from dangerous crude
oil products being shipped into and from Albany County.  Instead of Global
Companies using its resources to cooperate with efforts to prevent catastrophic
public health and safety risks, Global unleashes a cadre of lawyers in a
transparent maneuver to intimidate and bully the County from safeguarding the
public health.  We will not be intimidated.  We will not back down
and we will not let Big Oil and its hordes of lawyers use hollow threats to
stop us and the people from ensuring environmental justice in Albany County.

The County
Attorney has advised me the County's actions are on firm legal ground.  A
threatening letter that blows smoke does not alter the County's statutory right
and duty embodied in the Public Health Law to protect the public's health and
safety.  Interesting, and perhaps most telling, nowhere do Global's lawyers
deny that the shipment and processing of high volumes of Crude Oil present real
and substantial public health and safety risk.” 

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