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Investigative Post

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is negotiating to award incentives to the would-be developers of data centers proposed for coal-fired power plant properties in the Town of Somerset, in northeast Niagara County, and the Town of Lansing, located about an hour southwest of Syracuse. But are they worth it? Subsidized data centers can be expensive propositions for taxpayers.


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A longtime coal-burning energy plant in the Town of Tonawanda faces closure under a plan submitted by its owner to the New York State Public Service Commission. Seventy-nine jobs are slated to be cut by next March.

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A new report suggests the coal-fired Huntley power plant in the Town of Tonawanda is no longer appears to be financially viable and is likely "headed for retirement."