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NYPA Launches 'More Cruisin' Less Fuelin'...No Foolin'!' Campaign to Highlight Fuel-Saving Vacation Destinations

For Further Information:
Ann Cianfrocco
315-792-8335
ann.cianfrocco@nypa.gov  

July 2, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           

MARCY—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced its third annual summer travel campaign, “More Cruisin’ Less Fuelin’… No Foolin’!” The program, which will begin this Independence Day (July 4), is designed to encourage regional residents to try fuel-saving vacation travel and learn environmentally conscious energy-saving tips.

Activities start with a trip to either the Oneida County Convention and Visitors Bureau or the Old Forge/Town of Webb Tourist Information Center and continue on to other nearby attractions in beautiful Central New York.

“With gas prices continuing to rise, I think people are looking to see what they can do in their own area and avoid driving to far away destinations,” said Ann Cianfrocco, community relations specialist for Central New York. “There is so much to do in the surrounding area—this is the perfect time for local residents to take advantage of the many hidden gems in their own community.”

Free information bags, including brochures on local family-fun, are available at the tourism locations. The information bags also contain a children’s activity book and fact sheets with tips on how to save fuel and use energy-efficient lighting and cooling during the summer season.

For additional information please call (315) 764-0226 or visit NYPA on the Web at 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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