Tuesday, January 10, 2017

JOINT STATEMENT FROM SENATOR MURPHY, ASSEMBLYWOMAN GALEF ON INDIAN POINT CLOSURE

ALBANY, NY – State Senator Terrence Murphy and Assemblywoman Sandra Galef issued a joint statement today with local officials raising questions regarding Governor Cuomo’s 10th proposal of his 2017 State of the State, to close the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant by 2021. Entergy held a press event today detailing its plan to close the plant, but the Governor’s still plan provides too few details, and some of those that have been provided could eventually require legislative approval and oversight.

Senator Murphy said, “Aspects of the Governor’s proposals may require the legislature’s sign-off. We’re concerned by the lack of transparency here, we’ve heard from every stakeholder except the Governor himself. He owes it to us to come to the communities affected to explain exactly how we will safely store and protect spent fuel rods here for the next century, find replacement power for a quarter of our region’s energy needs, and fund the gigantic holes this move blows into the local budgets for the town of Cortlandt, village of Buchanan and the Hendrick Hudson and Peekskill City school districts over the long-term. The idea that we can just ask 1,000 workers to relocate some place else is also wholly inadequate. We call on the Governor to bring his show on the road to my district and explain this to us. Until we get the Governor, the Power Authority, Entergy, homeland security and others together with lawmakers and local officials so we have real transparency in the decision-making process, I will urge my colleagues in the Senate and the Assembly to reject these proposals.”

Assemblywoman Galef said, “I am shocked by the Governor’s proposal and I am very concerned about the effect it will have on the employees of Entergy, their families, as well as the loss of tax revenue which the local school district and municipalities significantly rely on. Over the next few weeks I would assume the Governor will bring elected officials together that represent the communities impacted by this proposal to determine what course of action needs to be taken to protect the employees and the loss of local taxes. I am committed to working hard to resolve the potential problems that may come with this proposal.”

Cortlandt Supervisor Puglisi said....read the rest here http://www.voteformurphy.com/news/2017/01/09/joint-statement-senator-murphy-assemblywoman-galef-local-officials-indian-point-closing/

2 comments:

  1. This is going to be an economic disaster for the area.

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  2. Astonishing that this was done without any input and without the knowledge of local politicians.

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