News Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 – 1:15pm
and alternative, sustainable plan for the future
Based on Cuomo’s various public statements, as well as private meetings that have ben relayed to Time’s Up, his energy plan for New York State is clear:
- He wants to end the moratorium on hydrofracturing for natural gas in New York State
- He wants to decommission Indian Point when the licenses for its two reactors expire in 2014 and 2016
- He wants to replace the energy created by Indian Point with three natural gas burning plants
However, this plan is not possible, it will legalize the devastating practice of hydrofracturing in New York State, build three gas-burning plants that will pollute NYC, cost ConEd consumers $2-$3 billion, create a net loss in jobs, and it will not shut down Indian Point.
Investing the money it will take to build the three gas-burning plants in renewable sources of energy is not only the right thing to do for the health of New Yorkers and the environment, but it is a wiser economic investment.