Governor Cuomo Slams Utility Companies For Their Poor Response To Sandy

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has been less than impressed with the response to Hurricane Sandy by most of New York's utility companies. He absolutely blasted the response by Con Edison, the Long Island Power Authority and their peers during a news conference yesterday.

“To say that I am angry, to say that I am frustrated, disappointed, would be the understatement of the decade,” Cuomo said.

He continued his critique today by tweeting the following:

I am unsatisfied with all of the #utilities, I don't believe their response has been adequate. Period. - Gov on #power #restoration

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) November 6, 2012

The future of these companies may be in doubt after their response.

Gov. Cuomo promised a  “thorough deliberative process” in which he would turn to experts in the area and would give these companies a chance to defend and explain themselves.

"Their performance in this operation I believe is germane to their regulatory status," Cuomo added. "If the state believes they were not diligent and aggressive in their activities to restore power, they could be subject to monetary penalties [and] they could even lose their certification."

See the press conference here:



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