The future of the Indian Point nuclear plant in Westchester County will be decided in the near term. The license for one of the generators is due to expire next year, and the other generator’s license is up in three years. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made it clear that he wants the plant, which generates nearly a quarter of the city’s electricity, to close.
O.K.—and then what?
Libya: How Qaddafi built a fortune. [NY Times]
Libya: “I am gravely concerned about the U.S. involvement in Libya.” [Charlie Rangel]
Nuclear: Closing Indian Point would mean trouble for NY’s energy needs. [Devlin Barrett]
Immigration: Bill Perkins introduces a NYS version of the Dream Act. [Kirk Semple] Read More
The nuclear crisis in Japan remains worrisome at best, scary at worst. Perhaps the most frightening development for New Yorkers is the size of the exclusion zone near the site. The United States believes it should be at least 50 miles inland from the stricken reactors, and has refused to allow U.S. military personnel and Read More
Libya: “United States is moving swiftly to hand command to allies in Europe, American officials said.” [NY Times]
Libya: Editors question leadership and “objective” of the mission there. [NY Times]
Libya: “[T]he nations have not really defined what they hope to achieve.” [David Brooks]
Libya: Editors say Read More
Earmarks: “[L]awmakers still have a way to get their favorite projects funded: appealing directly to federal agencies. [Ray Hernandez]
Database: Empire Center publishes 2010 state payroll. [Manhattan Institute]
Egypt: Footage of Hillary Clinton in Tahrir Square. [Daily News, Reuters]
Nuclear: Cuomo says of Indian Point, “It should Read More
It wasn’t all that long ago that supporting nuclear power as a Democrat in New York State was an easy way to lose an election.
"In 1992 I was in a three-way race for the State Assembly," said Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, whose opponents in that race were a high school math teacher in his fifties Read More
For many New Yorkers, it was enough to know that the executives of Entergy Corp. lost little sleep over putting our health and lives at risk to arrive at a principled opposition to the continuing operation of Entergy’s trouble-prone nuclear reactors at Indian Point. The fact that the $10 billion, New Orleans-based company has managed Read More
A green lament for the fall of Eliot Spitzer: “Whether it was toxic mercury, smog and acid rain or global warming, Spitzer would reliably fight on behalf of environmentalists and scientists who sought to strengthen weak standards to protect human health and the environment.” [thedailygreen.com]
At a hearing before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Read More