On a recent visit to Dunkirk, where he expressed his support for repowering the Dunkirk NRG Plant with natural gas, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer expressed strong support for natural gas:
“I am here today to lend my voice to the chorus of those supporting repowering of the NRG plant to burn natural gas. It is the way to go. We know that natural gas burns cleanly and has been the choice of so many in the environmental movement as to how to create power. We know if the plant continues, it will continue to pay its taxes; keep the tax burden on the city of Dunkirk, the county of Chautauqua low. So like I said, it’s a win-win-win.”
We share the Senator’s support for natural gas. We hope that he will take the next step and ask Gov. Cuomo to allow fracking to move forward in New York State. Because we won’t be able to repower using natural gas unless we can develop our natural gas resources.