Albany County legislators will wade into union-environmentalist conflict

Labor unions and environmentalists are squaring off over a plan to burn used tires to power the LaFargeHolcim cement plant in Coeymans, marking one of the latest chapters in what has long been an uneasy co-existence between the two groups which typically are aligned in other causes.

The latest scuffle could come to a head on Monday as the Albany County Legislature prepares to vote on a clean air bill.