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Reed Vows to Continue Fighting to save Dunkirk Power Plant;

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Washington, DC, September 29, 2014 | comments

Congressman Tom Reed issued the following statement regarding the lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club to stop the process of converting the NRG plant in Dunkirk to natural gas:

“We fought hard alongside Senator Young, Assemblyman Goodell, Mayor Dolce and many other local leaders to keep this plant open. To see an outside group try to shut it down is very disturbing. These people are threatening local jobs and local taxpayers. Chautauqua County, the City of Dunkirk, and the Dunkirk City School District will be devastated if outsiders are allowed to close this plant. Jobs will be lost and our local taxpayers will be left quite literally to pay the bill. We will continue fighting to keep these jobs despite extreme environmentalists trying to tell us what to do.”  

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