We Want a Just Transition for Huntley Coal
NRG began the retirement of the Huntley coal plant in Tonawanda in March of 2016, joining hundreds of coal plants like it across the country. We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to come together to build a new, stronger economy in Tonawanda and make sure no one is left behind.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR A JUST TRANSITION! On August 25th 2015 NRG announced the retirement of the Huntley Coal plant in the Town of Tonawanda. The facility employed 79 workers and contributed significant revenue to our local municipalities including the Town of Tonawanda, Erie County and millions to the Kenmore Tonawanda School District.
The company cited economic reasons for the retirement. “We don’t foresee any scenario where the plant would be economically viable,” said David Gaier, NRG’s spokesman to The Buffalo News, “This is a reflection of the economics of power generation.”
For the last year three years Clean Air has been working with hundreds of local residents and allies including the WNY Labor Federation and the Kenmore Teachers Association, to generate a plan in case of this announcement. In January 2014 we shared the results of the prophetic report that showed Huntley was struggling financially and was likely to close.
Join us to learn what you can do to make sure workers and our community are taken care of.
We hold community meetings monthly. To get involved or learn more, call Rebecca at 716-852-3813
Thursday, June 2nd at 5:30pm River Road Fire Hall (39 Kaufman Ave) Tonawanda, NY – Join us to learn more about communities where successful clean ups and re-purposing has occurred, including sites in New York State.
Public Meeting – June 22nd at 5:30, location TBA