– via Public News Service
Coal to clean energy: NY town shows the way
“We want to prepare ourselves and be proactive should this plant actually close … and we’re willing to do whatever we can to support the workers. We just want to make sure we’re prepared.”
– Peter DeJesus, field coordinator for the Western New York Area Labor Federation, speaking about the town of Tonawanda, New York and how it can serve as a model for communities facing the closure of local coal-burning powers plants and trying to diversify their economy.