New York coalition of community groups aim to scrap nuclear subsidies

Posted: October 7, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Coalition seeks to end $8 billion in subsidies for 3 New York nuclear plants

Antinuclear

taxpayer bailoutGreen groups call on state to scrap upstate nuclear subsidies, Times Union  

A coalition of environmental groups including Food & Water Watch and the New York Public Interest Research Group have united to oppose what they estimate as an almost $8 billion effort to subsidize three upstate nuclear power plants: the James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant and Nine Mile Point Nuclear Generating Station outside Oswego and the R.E. Ginna plant east of Rochester.

The state Public Service Commission voted in early August to approve a rate increase for the power generated by the plants to pay for the subsidies. Since then, a group of downstate lawmakers have called for the PSC to reconsider that action and be more transparent in its analysis, noting that the majority of the cost of keeping the plants on line will be…

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