SCRIBA – Congressman John Katko, Congressman Richard Hanna, State Senator Patty Ritchie, Assemblyman Will Barclay, Assemblyman Bob Oaks and Oswego County Legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner will host a rally in support of the FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant and nuclear power on October 5.
Open to the public, the rally will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Oswego County Highway Department Garage, located off Route 104 at 31 Schaad Drive.
Those attending are encouraged to begin arriving at 4:30 p.m.
The rally builds on recent efforts by Central New York lawmakers to save FitzPatrick, following an announcement by its parent company, Entergy Corp., that it was considering closing the facility.
Last week, Senator Ritchie, Assemblyman Barclay, Assemblyman Oaks and Oswego County Legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner launched a petition, found at www.SaveFitzpatrick.com, where people can sign and show their support for the facility remaining in Central New York.
So far, the petition has amassed nearly 1,000 signatures.
Supporting jobs for roughly 600 workers, FitzPatrick provides upwards of $18 million in property tax revenue, as well as makes hundreds of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions annually to local community events and not-for-profit organizations in the region.