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Savannah supervisor who supported Ginna nuclear deal now contends cost is too high

When a group of elected officials sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month asking him to temporarily halt his clean-energy plan — it would keep the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in Ontario open — some Wayne County officials were surprised to learn one of their own was among the signatories.

Savannah Town Supervisor Michael Kolczynski is among 83 elected officials who signed the letter sent by a group called Elected Officials to Protect New York.

In the letter, the officials said they “represent communities across New York State impacted by the state’s unprecedented $7.6 billion in ratepayer-funded subsidies to the nuclear industry through the New York State Clean Energy Standard. We urge you to halt the planned Public Service Commission mandate until a comprehensive and transparent evaluation of the available alternatives is conducted and made available for public comment.”

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