Town of Tonawanda to Seek Control of Huntley Plant through Eminent Domain


From: The Buffalo News

“The Town of Tonawanda plans to launch a legal effort to take over the closed Huntley Generating Station from its owner.

The Town Board at its March 25 meeting is planning to vote to begin eminent domain proceedings against NRG Energy, Supervisor Joseph Emminger said Monday.

Huntley closed in 2016 and the property is for sale but NRG still provides untreated water to local industrial customers. Tonawanda officials want to ensure that continues. Emminger said those agreements expire this year.

The town in September hired the Hopkins Sorgi & Romanowski law firm to prepare the eminent domain filing opposed by NRG. The Town Board held a public hearing in December but had not taken further action.”

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