Not to sound snide, but where are all the residents who support the NRG Energy Inc. $700 million plan to convert the Dunkirk facility from being coal fired to a natural-gas plant?
As of Wednesday morning, there were around 400 people who had signed the petition, which means so much to this region and Western New York. Just in case you need reminding, NRG's Dunkirk facility:
Contributes nearly $8.5 million in a payment in lieu of taxes agreement, which benefits the city of Dunkirk, its school district and the county.
Has an economic impact of more than $40 million annually to this area.
Supports numerous non-profit initiatives and organizations.
Also, if the proposal for a natural gas facility passes, there will be hundreds of jobs - and out-of-town cash for restaurants, hotels and merchants - coming to the area for a plant upgrade.
So thanks to those 400 people - and hundreds of others around our area who have signed the paper petition - for taking the time to express your support.
If you have not done so yet, please do. The web address is www.powerupwny.org and click on the box on the home page to sign.