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Hearing: Major crowd sends message

July 17, 2013

Two thousand and five hundred people in attendance. What an impressive number. What an overwhelming showing. Wo....

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Jul-17-13 7:48 AM

Mr editor, do not get too overjoyed. The libs may try and link the heavy turnout to the zimmerman verdict or climate change.A long shot, but I know thew liberals mind or lack there of. We can say then that the people know the value of a power plant and also fracking. for without fracking, the natural gas boom would not be. Thats why the green heads tried to say ban fracking. remember posters, anything that works is anathema to a liberal. It cannot and should not be done. Something about the true cost. Never mind that we are heat based life form and society itself needs heat. Not so in the liberal minds. I hope they repower cuz if not the gas will be shipped overseas where they are salivating to get it. Why ? they can wean off unstable sources like russia and others. . Libs just like starvation and cold.

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Jul-17-13 9:13 AM

Serious community participation is vital to our representative processes and change initiations. It was impressive to see despite the uphill climb to the crowd's desired objective.

In your case Steinerdzzz, one thing is quite clear about heat esp given the heat/humidity we've had the past few days: you've been baked too long.

We liberal Democrats are neither against fracking nor natural gas. We realize fossil fuel extraction is becoming increasingly complex, and NG has far less CO2 emissions than coal. What we don't like is the lack of prudent oversight & requirements with the drilling and gas well practices, processes, construction and ongoing management from all these small operators scrambling pell mell to frack without the foresight, resources or incentive to do it properly for all concerned. Watch GASLAND & GASLAND II -- that's our concern.

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Jul-17-13 12:27 PM

Steiner you are a bore!!! No matter the subject you say the same thing over and over again. I would think that someone of your self proclaimed intelligence would have something different to say!!

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Jul-17-13 1:23 PM

Jimmy Carter sez: "Turn down the heat and put on a sweater" A message from the White House during one Oil crisis.

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Jul-20-13 9:20 AM

Here we have 11,500 people coming out to support the plant?? That's almost the entire population of the city of Dunkirk. WOW. What was the purpose of the turn out? NRG has made up its mind. No amount of people is going to change that. Where was the turn out when Carriage House said it was closing? Where was the turn out when NRG first said they were tuning down for an expected closure? There wasn't any. What steps has the city, county and schools taken when the possibility was first known? None. So now all are playing catch up in the hopes NRG will find goodness in their heart at the expense of $500,000 plus for upgrades? It ain't gonna happen people so be prepared to dig deeper into your wallets to keep the city and the school on the same par they are now.

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Jul-21-13 9:46 PM

I am going to remain an optimist. It is not NRG's decision - it's up to the Public Service Commission. Three members of the commission attended the Monday meeting and they had to be impressed by the passion of those in attendence along with great presentations by Senator Young and Assemblyman Goodell. New York State is desperate for jobs as is evident by their current establishment of tax free zones for new business. How often do you get a private sector proposal to spend 1/2 billion on new operations in your community? It is simply an opportunity that we can't afford to lose and I choose to remain positive.

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