Young asks PSC for local hearing on NRG

New York State Sen. Catharine Young filed a request Wednesday with the state’s Public Service Commission that it hold a hearing in the local area on the future of the NRG Dunkirk plant and its repowering proposal.

“It is only right that the members of the community that are directly impacted by these proposals be given a voice in this critical matter, and granted a hearing with those making the decisions,” Young wrote the PSC. “Therefore, I request that you arrange to have at least one public hearing in Dunkirk or its immediate surrounding area as soon as possible, within the timeframe of the 45-day public comment period.”

Young added that SUNY Fredonia President Virginia Horvath has made the college available as a site for a hearing.