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Article: Victory March 14, 2016

Los Activistas Anti-fracking No Pueden Parar, Ni Se Dentendrán

Cediendo a la presión de los activistas, los reguladores de utilidades del estado negaron la petición de un rescate bancario de $100 millones para la planta de carbón de Cayuga. En cambio, los reguladores aceptaron invertir en la infraestructura de energía limpia del futuro.

Irene Weiser, a councilmember in the town of Caroline, played an active role in the fight against the Cayuga coal plant bailout.
(Michael Forster Rothbart for Earthjustice)
Article: Victory March 14, 2016

Anti-Fracking Activists Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

How activists convinced New York state regulators to invest in a clean energy future instead of sinking $100 million into a fossil fuel bailout.

The Cayuga power plant, in Lansing, NY. The plant has been in operation since the 1950's.
(Photo courtesy of Philip Cohen)
Press Release: Victory February 23, 2016

New York PSC Denies Expensive Cayuga Power Repowering Application

Decision saves ratepayers millions of dollars and sets stage for end of coal-burning

The Dunkirk power plant. Repowering the plant fails to protect consumers while subsidizing the profits of out-of-state energy companies. (Seabamirum / Flickr)
Press Release September 29, 2014

Community Advocates Challenge $150 Million Coal Plant Bailout in Western New York

Expensive bailout would result in a plant three times larger than necessary

document September 26, 2014

Dunkirk Notice of Petition and Verification

This proceeding challenges the June 13, 2014 Order Addressing Repowering Issues and Cost Allocation and Recovery issued by Respondents New York Public Service Commission and the New York State Department of Public Service approving a February 13, 2014 Term Sheet Agreement filed by National Grid to add natural-gas firing cap ability to the Dunkirk coal-burning power plant.

document September 26, 2014

Dunkirk Repowering Article 78 Memo of Law

By order dated June 13, 2014, the New York Public Service Commission approved a repowering agreement for the Dunkirk coal-burning power plant that requires National Grid ratepayers to subsidize a generating facility three times larger than is need ed to maintain grid reliability at a cost four times that of equally reliable transmission alternatives.

document December 19, 2013

Verified Petition and Memo of Law

Press Release December 19, 2013

Ratepayers, Elected Officials, Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Over Power Plant Conversions

Demand access to documents relating to backroom power plant deals

Press Release December 16, 2013

Groups Blast Governor Cuomo's $650 Million Fossil Fuel Plant Bail Out

Expensive, unnecessary plan represents a huge setback for state’s green energy efforts

The Dunkirk power plant. Repowering the two plants would lock the region into continued use of fossil fuels and hike electricity bills.
(Photo courtesy of Seabamirum / Flickr)
case November 14, 2013

Controversial Repowering of the Cayuga and Dunkirk Coal-fired Power Plants

Earthjustice represented a group of elected officials in repowering proceedings before New York’s Public Service Commission. At issue was a controversial, precedent-setting decision: whether to repower the uneconomic coal-burning Cayuga and Dunkirk power plants with natural gas—a plan that would lock the region into continued use of fossil fuels and hike electricity bills for people…

Press Release November 14, 2013

Controversial Power Plant Decision Seen As Bellwether for State Energy Policy

Local elected officials, concerned ratepayers speak out in Albany