Constituent Services
Congressman Higgins, NYPA to Go One-on-One At Power Relicensing Forum
November 17, 2005
Buffalo, NY—Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) will join a representative from the New York Power Authority for a public forum and question and answer session on the issue of power relicensing for the Niagara Power Project. 
 
 The event, being sponsored by the Western New York Chamber Alliance, Inc., will be held on Tuesday, November 22nd at 2:30pm.  Congressman Higgins and a Power Authority representative will face off at WNED Studios at 140 Lower Terrace in Buffalo in front of an audience of Chamber of Commerce members and local residents. 
 
“The relicensing process offers Buffalo and Erie County a once in 50-year opportunity to demand that this region receives its fair share of the sizable profits garnered by the Power Authority thanks to the Niagara Power Project, one of the most magnificent natural power sources in the world,  located here in our own backyard,” said Congressman Higgins.   “This process is complex yet so important to the future of Western New York.  I encourage business leaders and residents to come to the forum to learn more about what is at stake.”
 
The Niagara Power Project was created by federal law in 1957 with the primary intent of supporting economic development and residents in Western New York.  The New York Power Authority holds a license for the Niagara Power Project which expires on August 31, 2007.  Congressman Higgins has led the way in negotiating for a better settlement for Western New York residents and businesses.
 
Those interested in attending the Power Forum must contact the Suburban Solutions Center at 716-250-0995 to reserve a seat.  Space is limited to 400.  All are invited to attend this free event. 
 

 
 
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