The County of Oswego Industrial Development Agency called on Governor Cuomo to fight for Upstate New York and the thousands of families whose livelihoods depend on the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, N.Y. The agency backed this call with newspaper ads, a new website and an online video demonstrating the impact FitzPatrick has on the community, known as the Energy Capital of New York State.
“Governor Cuomo must find a way to keep FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant open,” said Operation Oswego County Executive Director L. Michael Treadwell. “In addition to the 615 people working at the plant, more than 1,000 building tradesmen and skilled workers jobs hang in the balance. There are hundreds of other jobs – at hospitals, hotels, restaurants, and grocery stores – that are now at risk, too.”
The ad campaign features Oswego County residents and business leaders, demonstrates the impact on a community of closing a nuclear power plant and asks readers to tell Governor Cuomo that New York State needs more clean power.
The website, www.upstateenergyjobs.com, explains how FitzPatrick’s closure will cripple Upstate New York’s economy and encourages visitors to make a difference by signing the Save FitzPatrick petition.