January 8, 2016

In the January 7th Ithaca Journal, under the headline "New Lansing Supervisor LaVigne lays out agenda for new year" are multiple misstatements attributed ​t​o LaVigne about the NYSEG/Iberdrola's proposed West Dryden Road Metha...

January 7, 2016

In Tompkins County’s Comprehensive Plan and draft Energy Road Map, our legislators stated their goals for energy use and pollution reduction. They are to “transition away from natural gas” and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 8...

August 13, 2015

Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz, Chairman of the Assembly's Consumer Affairs and  Protection Committee has written a letter to the Public Service Commission stating his opposition to repowering the Cayuga Power Plant.

 

His lett...

August 13, 2015

  1. It isn’t needed. There is no shortage of power in our region, just some old electric transmission wires in Auburn that need to be replaced.
     

  2. No Fracking.  Converting the plant to burn gas creates a market for frack...

Recently, I wrote a letter to the governor, signed by 70 Assembly members and senators, calling for an end to ratepayer or state bailouts of coal power plants in New York. I wrote this letter because our nation’s scientists...

We are writing to add our voice to those who ask the governor to close the Cayuga power plant and add electric transmission line upgrades to improve the power grid. This makes both financial and environmental sense.

 

Our...

The June 26, 2015 Lansing Star bases its strongly worded editorial on many false assumptions. Below are a few of the significant ones:

False Assumption #1: All of Lansing is in favor of re-powering the Cayuga coal burning p...

July 2, 2015

New York state has moved to aid a Long Island community through a coal power plant closure, and Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton, D-Ithaca, announced Tuesday that she will seek similar aid for her district if Cayuga power plant is...

June 30, 2015

Keeping the Cayuga power plant open is not about providing electrical power to upstate New York. There is an excess of power in this region. What are needed are transmission power line upgrades to move the power to where it is...

Recently, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was in town to help celebrate Cornell University’s 150-year milestone. While here, she took a detour to the Cayuga Power Plant, which is being considered for conversion to burn coal and methane....

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