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Cut the Cord!


Sign our petition to stop the importation of foreign power
that threatens Western New York jobs

The Champlain-Hudson Power Express is a 1,000 megawatt transmission line that originates in Canada and terminates in New York City, cutting off every major upstate generator in the process. It is essentially a giant extension cord from Canada. If this line is allowed to go forward, it will be the final nail in the coffin for upstate power generators who are already struggling to survive. Specifically, the former AES plant in Somerset could be forced to shut down, along with numerous other generating stations in Western New York located in Erie, Cayuga and Chautauqua counties.

Luckily, there is a better way. Senator Maziarz agrees with Governor Cuomo, that we need to upgrade our existing transmission system by building an energy highway to allow unused power from Western New York to flow to consumers who need it in New York City. This will create hundreds of constructions jobs, maintain thousands of generation jobs and reduce energy rates.

Approval for the Champlain-Hudson power line is currently pending before the State’s Public Service Commission. Senator Maziarz has introduced legislation (S.1344) that would stop the proposed extension cord in its tracks and preserve upstate jobs.

Sign our petition to join the fight in support of Senator Maziarz’s efforts to defeat this ill-considered proposal and strengthen our economy and our energy future.