Friday, July 13, 2007

New York Attorney General Joins Fight Against Indian Point

From yesterday's New York Daily News:

State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will join the fight to shut the Indian Point nuclear power plant, just 25 miles north of New York City in Westchester.

Cuomo will announce today his support of Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano in his legal battle with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the federal agency that oversees Indian Point, the Daily News has learned.

Cuomo's office will provide the support through research, advice and lawyers for court appearances.
As I'm sure many recall, Cuomo's father, former Governor Mario Cuomo, helped lead the fight that eventually led to the closure of the Shoreham nuclear power plant on Long Island.


Ruth Sponsler said...

Andrew Cuomo is completely overstepping the bounds of his office.

If Indian Point were to be shut down, New York state would be seriously short of generation capacity.

Andrew Cuomo is creating a conflict of interest with the New York Public Service Commission, whose mandate is to "guarantee safe, secure, and reliable access to energy, telecommunications, and water services for New York's citizens and businesses." (from their homepage). The NY PSC is tasked with ensuring (in a regulatory fashion) that there is sufficient generation capacity to meet the needs of the NY ISO's grid.

Anonymous said...

Andy Cuomo wants to follow in his father's footsteps, Mario having shut Shoreham down after its construction was complelted and it was operating at low power.

I knew this would happen with the election of Elliot Spitzer as governor and Andy Cuomo as NYS AG. Hillary and Chuck are their US Senators, too, and they'll likewise ingratiate themselves with the Riverkeeper crowd. Beware of Clinton for the Whitehouse; watch what happens to the NRC and the state of regulation with her ascendency to power.

I thank God that I have moved out of NY State to one down south where some common sense still prevails.

New Yorkers deserve exactly what they have voted for themselves.

I only hope the country won't follow their sad example in 2008.


Paul Primavera

Anonymous said...

If New York wants to pay more for their power, then so be it.

I do find it strange that individual in power can try to bankrupt honest companies in their own state and look like heros.

I think that the state should be required to buy the Indian Point reactors from Entergy for the price of $1500 per kW electric. Once the state owns the plants honestly, they are then free to shut them down. I am sure that the citizens would revolt at that type of state spending.

Porgie Tirebiter, Royce Penstinger and Pinto Bean said...

Entergy bought the plants knowing the licenses expired in 2012 and 2015. If our community is successful in seeing Entergy's license renewal application denied, why should we then buy the plants? They are unsafe reactors, and need to go...if we can stop relicensing, Entergy's onlyy choice to to spend our money decommissioning the site, and that reality looks more real with each passing day as the Anti Nuclear Movement gets organized.