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Dunkirk Area Labor Council speaks out about NRG

May 26, 2013

OBSERVER Staff Report Is National Grid planning to purchase power from out-of-state after 2015 if the NRG Dunkirk plant is to close? That is one of the many questions posed in a letter on today’s......

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May-27-13 6:03 PM

I wonder if the labor council endorsed the politicians who want the NRG plant closed. I would bet that they did and will continue to endorse the same politicians who continues to destroy the private sector in New York. The only hope for this plant and other businesses throughout New York is to get rid of the ruling party, namely the Democrats. They have for years methodically been destroying this state. To think any different is being a fool or ignorant of the facts.

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May-27-13 11:23 AM

CEO'S at both Companys are getting theirs ($$$$$$) ,while Dumbkirk is getting it(Observer kool-aid)!

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May-26-13 5:40 PM

I think NRG is time. But there is hope " New York State Is Open For Business"......somewhere.

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May-26-13 4:52 PM

In my opinion there is no question that we should go with the American company, the thing that bothers me is why is anyone even considering a company to supply us with a vital thing like electricity that is not AMERICAN !

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May-26-13 11:48 AM

NRG is proposing to build the most efficient, lowest cost power plant in NY. Why would out of state be cheaper once you factor in the costs related to line losses? Although im certain the following wont be taken into consideration I offer the following. NRG values its employees and makes it clear they're considered an asset. National Grid treats their employees poorly and obviously considers them a liability. NRG Dunkirk power donates tens of thousands of dollars each year in charitable contributions to organizations, mostly in Dunkirk and Fredonia. National Grid does nothing but send them a bill. NRG is an american owned company that values the communities in which its located. Nation Grid is a Foreign owned company that wants to squeeze as much profit as possible. NRG believes and practices the concept that you have to spend money to make money, that money is invested in communities all over the US. National Grid doesnt want to spend a dime maintaining the grid and it shows.

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May-26-13 11:46 AM

When your own state government is working against you NRG stands no chance!

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May-26-13 11:46 AM

NRG is willing to spend the money, what is the problem?

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May-26-13 10:40 AM


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May-26-13 9:04 AM

Show me the numbers. What does it cost to buy electricity from outside the region and what does it cost to buy it from Dunkirk? How big of a factor is the tax burden at the Dunkirk plant?

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May-26-13 7:53 AM

We have been purchasing electricity from out of state for years. New York with its book of regulations is one reason companies are leaving. Ask yourself would you spend $500 million dollars or would you up the transmission charge? No. So you see its just a matter of time before the plant shuts down.

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