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Local support for NRG still sought

June 12, 2013

The decision has yet to be made on the future of the NRG Energy repowering proposal for its Dunkirk site....

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Jun-13-13 10:36 AM

Until we start voting people into office that are actually qualified to do the job and not just the popular guy with the most money spent on their campaign.We will continue to have problems like these. elections shouldn't be popularity contests.

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Jun-12-13 8:29 PM

That's it, joe, blame me, not our reps who've failed us for decades while letting the area sink further into ruin.

The nice thing about living in denial is it allows people like you to ignore the truth. Am I cynical? You bet I am!

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Jun-12-13 7:47 PM

The captains and deloniaks are exactly why we never had a shot at getting the Saturn plant here. Pitiful and spiteful babbling at best.

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Jun-12-13 7:29 PM

Maybe Greg can convince his buddy Avi to buy NRG (at 80% BELOW mkt value) and convert it into a lakefront senior-living facility.

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Jun-12-13 7:19 PM

Deloniak, NRG has a pilot agreement which I think means ownership of the property falls in the hands of the Chautauqua County IDA if NRG decides to walk away. It'll be a dilapidated eyesore for years.

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Jun-12-13 5:27 PM

@Dorkstar...It's the property owners responsibility to clean up the properties,...the state forced the owners of Bethlehem Steel to do it...force NRG to do it and return the property to the community for public access,

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Jun-12-13 4:06 PM


Do you really think they will demolish the building and sell it off for other uses knowing they would have a massive environmental remediation bill?

Also maybe we the County should do a census type survey in the county and those who want the plant shutdown can make up the $6 million or so a year in taxe the plant pays if it closes.

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Jun-12-13 3:31 PM

I and others have sent opposition letters to the repowering project. Our energy needs are met without we don't need this plant wasting natural gas resources for energy we don't need and then causing the price of natural gas to rise. Demolish the building, clean up the land and water around it and develop it for residential and recreational use. Send your letters of opposition to the same people/addresses listed in the article.

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Jun-12-13 1:11 PM

NRG is ready to spend it if the PSC pick's their option. They're a huge company with big financial resources. They spent over 200 million on the project for the coal plant in 2008 only to shut it down. The PSC is getting flooded with letters from the sierra club against the plant, while there are only about a dozen from locals in favor. You dont even needs to compose a letter, just log onto the PSC website, go to the case and post a comment. But instead, as usual most people in town will just say, to heck with it, they've made up their mind and my voice wont count anyway. Which is exactly why the greenies are winning, they fight for their cause while the rest of us sit around complaining, waiting for the other guy to speak up and fix the problems.

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Jun-12-13 8:53 AM

You can write. You can call. You can go on TV. NRG is not going to invest $500 million on a plant that has been there for 75 years. It will be much cheaper for then to mothball the plant and purchase electricity form someplace else. This does two things. NRG will save $500 million and the users will pay more for electricity because of the line delivery charge. So folks is a no win situation for the city and the county. Ya it ***** but what ya going to do? Prices will go up and well those in business to make a profit will just leave. Sad but true.

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Jun-12-13 7:31 AM

We have so much natural gas now and even oil due to FRACKING ! Libs, are you having any more visions of the end of the world ? How is solar and wind doing ? With the Obamas administrations war on carbon and life itself you have a good role model of mental delusions. I read all your articles you submit and think, wow, never have i seen so much junk science passed of or believed as real.Thats the definition of mental illness libs.

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