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Young requests local hearing on NRG

June 21, 2013

The effort to keep a local power generator operator continues. New York State Sen....

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Steiner

Jun-21-13 7:40 AM

We need the days of John D Rockefeller and Std Oil back. He would have just done what was best for business. Of course the local libs think, quite wrongly, that all this electricity can be replaced with renewable solar and wind. Just think when we import power from PA with a so called dirty coal plant. we will be closer to that great liberal messed up state, California ! Between this and the population shrinking upstate, we will have our reduced carbon footprint, so dearly wanted by the libs.

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DKexpat

Jun-21-13 8:52 AM

Good pub for relection campaigning, but you'll never see a local hearing.

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225522

Jun-21-13 8:57 AM

Sounds good. But don't you think they know no one in Dunkirk would like to see this close! Young will be able to say she fought for Dunkirk during her next campaign stop at the dedication of the new fire station. Tom M. will be a special guest on the diaz.

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PhilJulian

Jun-21-13 9:27 AM

Credit Senator Young for a gallant effort and I hope she succeeds. Some questions linger in my mind. If NRG converts from coal to natural gas will they be competitive price wise with other producers and can they be competitive while paying $8 million annually in local property taxes? Also, do the wages and benefits at the Dunkirk Plant allow the company to be cost-effective? I don't think the Public Service Commission or the Business Council gives a hoot about jobs in our area. They want to know if the plant can be cmpetitive.

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DKexpat

Jun-21-13 3:09 PM

As I'd written in another thread, we should let NRC determine if it'll be competitive - - it'll put up the money, so why not let them? They're the only ones at risk for it...

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killers

Jun-21-13 3:37 PM

Ironic isn't it. The state does not want fossil fuel generation in New York, yet alot of the power that is going to come in from out of state is coal generated power. That is just like gas, we will not allow fracking in New York, but alot of the gas shipped in is from wells that are hydro fracked. I guess as long as it is not in our back yard who cares. So what this means is less jobs and higher taxes for the rest of us, and ultimately more people will leave. It is a downward spiral and the state does not seem to care.

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225522

Jun-21-13 7:58 PM

Oh,Oh...just read in the Buffalo paper that BernzOmatic is shutting it's Medina, NY plant with a loss of 178 jobs. The production will be moved to an existing plant in WI. More contraction in WNY. But hey.."NY is open for business" Really?

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PhilJulian

Jun-22-13 9:19 AM

DKexpat - I don't think NRG is the only ones at risk. The city, county and school district all have skin in the game. If the company survives in Dunkirk I don't see them paying $8 million in local taxes in the future and local leaders had better start putting a plan together now to reduce expenses.

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