National Fuel CEO David F. Smith made $7.1 million last year, or roughly $3,550 per hour. Meanwhile, low-income Western New Yorkers must choose between heating their homes and putting food on the table. This needs to change.
The National Fuel Accountability Coalition has come together to build a community partnership with National Fuel. The coalition aims to fight for justice for low income and working people who are forced to make tough choices because of unaffordable gas bills that result from houses without basic insulation. National Fuel benefits off this crisis and we strive to make them a part of the solution through a community partnership.
We are calling on National Fuel to invest in weatherization for the people in our region who need it most, for state representatives to mandate community reinvestment by the utility company, for community oversight of the Public Service Commission, and for a long term plan for a community controlled green alternative to National Fuel.