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NYPA Launches Annual Summer Travel Promotion--"More Cruisin' Less Fuelin'... No Foolin'!"-- With a New Twist

Contact:
Jill Chamberlain
(315) 764-0226, ext. 300
jill.chamberlain@nypa.gov

May 21, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) wants to help keep rising gas prices from putting a crimp in your vacation plans. This Memorial Day, May 28, for the second straight year, NYPA will kick off its summer travel campaign: “More Cruisin’ Less Fuelin’… No Foolin’!” combining pocketbook-friendly travel ideas with energy-saving tips—both good for the family budget. This year’s promotion includes a new feature to provide “green” information on how to make your home or business more environmentally friendly.   

Activities start with a trip to NYPA’s admission-free Hawkins Point visitors center and continue on to other nearby attractions in beautiful Northern New York to begin a summer of memorable family adventures. While at the visitors center one can pick up a free information folder full of brochures on local family-fun destinations, which use just a few gallons of gas to visit, and fact sheets on energy-saving and “green” ideas. 

“We hope everyone will come and learn about all the wonderful energy-saving tips that will keep more money in your wallet too,” said Jill Chamberlain, community relations associate at the Hawkins Point visitors center. “There is so much to see at the visitors center and the surrounding St. Lawrence Valley area without having to keep refilling your gas tank.” 

The Hawkins Point visitors center offers a fun-filled day with its many exciting hands-on exhibits on energy, electricity, history and the environment. A hybrid electric car is on display with information on its gas-saving features. 

The visitors center will be open as usual each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information please call (315) 764-0226 or go to www.nypa.gov

  About NYPA:

 ■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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