The PowerUpWNY Coalition is launching a petition drive to gather support for NRG Energy, Inc’s proposed Dunkirk Repowering Project. State Senator Cathy Young, who chairs the group, says they are urging local residents, businesses, and those who work in the Dunkirk area to sign the online petition. The group is seeking approval from the state to replace the existing coal-fueled power plant with a state-of-the art antural gas power plant. The new plant, if approved, would produced cleaner energy and create up to 500 jobs. Young will be a guest on WDOE’s Viewpoint program on Tuesday. Click here to learn more about the coalition and sign the the online petition.
Sign the NRG Petition
Executive Edwards Monday Morning Memo # 251-Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The PowerUpWNY Coalition has launched a petition drive to gain support for NRG Energy, Inc.’s proposed Dunkirk Repowering Project.
The project would replace the coal-fueled power plant with a natural gas power plant that could produce cleaner energy, secure local jobs, create up to 500 jobs during the 36-month construction period, ensure a stable tax base in Chautauqua County and Dunkirk, and provide energy and resources to attract more businesses to the area.
I am committed to getting people involved in our efforts to keep NRG in Dunkirk and I urge residents to join me, Senator Catharine Young, Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, and the other members of the PowerUpWNY Coalition by signing our petition that will be sent to Governor Cuomo.
To learn more about the coalition or to sign the petition, click here.