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CNY Groups To Hold Press Conference Supporting Closure Of FitzPatrick Nuclear Reactor And Calling For A Just Transition


For Immediate Release — Media Advisory

Contact: Jessica Azulay, Alliance for a Green Economy, (917) 697-4472

What: The imminent closure of the FitzPatrick nuclear reactor has sparked a debate in Central New York and across New York about the role of nuclear power in the state energy mix. On Tuesday, Alliance for a Green Economy will file comments with the New York Public Service Commission calling on the agency to let FitzPatrick close. Environmental groups will hold a press conference Tuesday to discuss the filing. Advocates will discuss the Cuomo administration’s recent signal that it may incentivize utilities to purchase nuclear energy and talk about why such a policy would be expensive for consumers and harmful for the environment. Advocates will also discuss why many people and groups in Central New York and around the state want to see FitzPatrick close. They will also discuss how FitzPatrick can be replaced at lower cost by clean energy resources, the job creation potential of renewable energy, the need for a safe and responsible decommissioning process, and support for transitional funds for Oswego municipalities and workers.

When: Tuesday, November 24. 2:00pm.

Where: First Floor of the Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice. 2013 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210. (Parking available in back)

Who: Jessica Azulay, Alliance for a Green Economy
Linda DeStefano, Sierra Club Iroquois Group
Diane Swords, Peace Council Nuclear Free Work Committee
Tim Judson, Nuclear Information and Resource Service

Visuals: Press conference speakers and a crowd holding signs

More details:

AGREE’s filing with the Public Service Commission, submitted November 24, 2015…

See the Beyond FitzPatrick website for more information about the campaign to shut down FitzPatrick:

See this letter signed by 52 organizations calling on Governor Cuomo to let FitzPatrick close: