NEWS RELEASE FOR Sept. 16, 2013

Chris Amato, Earthjustice, 212-845-7390
Carol Chock, Tomkins County Legislator, 607-227-0006
Irene Weiser, Town of Caroline councilmember, 607-435-3010

Local Elected Officials Join in Legal Proceedings Over Secretive Utility Plans

In legal filing, officials push for release of hidden information on rate-hiking repowering plan

Albany, NY – A group of local elected officials and electricity customers concerned about the secrecy surrounding a plan to repower with natural gas a pair of coal-fired power plants scheduled for retirement, are filing papers today in a proceeding before the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) demanding full access to basic documents the PSC is relying on to make its decision about the controversial projects. The elected officials represent constituents from Cayuga, Cortland, Erie, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins counties.