Businessman Battles City for Power Plant

NY Times
August 20, 2005

At a time when the United States Supreme Court has granted local governments free rein to condemn private property on behalf of commercial projects, an energy entrepreneur says he is going City Hall one better: he plans to condemn some prime Brooklyn waterfront land himself.

Adam H. Victor, the president of TransGas Energy Systems, has sought for four years to build a $1.3 billion power plant on the East River in Williamsburg…

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