Statement: Sen. Murphy’s Indian Point Public Hearing

Posted: March 2, 2017
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 Statement: Sen. Murphy’s Indian Point Public Hearing

New York, NY/March 2, 2017 – Arthur “Jerry” Kremer, Chairman of New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance (New York AREA) issued the following statement in conjunction with a public hearing being hosted tonight by Senator Terrence Murphy on the Indian Point closure.

“New Yorkers’ face the risk of a perfect storm of adverse consequences with the closing of Indian Point, including higher electricity costs, a lack of grid reliability, job losses, and increased air pollution.

“As such, Senator Murphy’s hearing is timely and very important. It is also important for the State to be clear on what its plan is to replace Indian Point and how it will use the next four years, until the plant closes, to minimize these potential very serious impacts.”

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About New York AREA: Founded in November 2003, the New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance (New York AREA) is a diverse group of more than 150 business, labor, and community groups whose mission and purpose is to ensure that the New York metropolitan area has an ample and reliable electricity supply and economic prosperity for years to come. New York AREA helps to educate policy makers, businesses, and the general public regarding the necessity and importance of safe, low-cost, reliable, clean electricity. Entergy, the owner of Indian Point, is a member of New York AREA.

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